Pretend play might be viewed as trivial by some, but it still remains a fundamental part of the developmental learning process. Dramatic play provides the opportunity for children to express their feelings and ideas in a creative environment. It supports developing skills like abstract thinking, literacy, math, and social studies. At L'Academy dramatic play area is inviting. Presentation alone inspires creative and imaginative play. During dramatic play, children get a chance to relive scenes from their own life, things they've witnessed or participated in. Some children might incorporate elaborate props and ask their friends to join them in dramatic play, or they might quietly imagine simple scenarios that require no toys, costumes, or participation of other people. Here are some benefits of dramatic play:
Even though dramatic play comes naturally to children you can always find ways to encourage it. Be willing to participate at least occasionally in some of your child's make-believe play, try to arrange times for your child to interact with other children, keep some key dramatic play props on hand, sometimes simple kitchen utensils, pots and pans can spark creative activities and encourage imaginative play.
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