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Dramatic Play Center
The Institute for Childhood Education

Dramatic Play Center

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Dramatic play has been found to be one of the most important ways children develop language skills as this form of play engages some of the most complex forms of language. It is also a form of play that allows children to rehearse frightening or scary life events or process troubling things that have happened in the past. This publication consists of 6 (8 1/2” X 11”) pages of information that includes:

  • Basic principles of setting up a dramatic play center
  • How dramatic play contributes to healthy cognitive, social/emotional and physical development of children
  • Guidelines for creating prop boxes
  • Planning for dramatic play
  • The importance of background knowledge to inspire in-depth play
  • The role of the teacher in dramatic play


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