Dramatic play

Play

Research shows that play is central to young children’s learning. During play, children use language, develop social skills, solve problems, practice motor tasks, and engage in creative thinking.

Adults can support children’s learning through play by ensuring children have plenty of time for open-ended play each day, by providing engaging materials (including some realistic play props), by scaffolding children and asking children questions during their play, and by introducing new play concepts.

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