Dramatic Play

Children begin very early to dramatise in their play. They pretend to be other people and act out their feelings and events.

In self-directed dramatic play, children have an opportunity to re-enact their own life experiences. In doing so they help make sense of what is happening in the world around them.

Dramatic play helps children:
  • Develop their understanding about new experiences
  • Develop and practise language
  • Express fears and feelings
  • Develop social skills, such as cooperation, sharing & taking turns
  • Practise problem solving