Four Developmental Benefits of Dramatic Play
According to experts, dramatic play is any type of play where “children assign and accept roles and act them out”. This means that whether your child likes to pretend to be a doctor or wants to be a mechanic working the big wheel, they’re engaging in dramatic play.
But dramatic play is about more than just play. In fact, there are four developmental benefits of pretend play, including:
- Intellectual – Dramatic play is known to help children solve problems, negotiate, organize and plan.
- Physical – Most play also increases motor development, strength and coordination (depending on the activity).
- Social – Social development means being able to share, take turns, cooperate, negotiate and handle disappointment when it happens.
- Emotional – Emotional developments might include feelings of protection, a sense of self and individually as well.
At Today’s Life Schools & Child Care, we focus on dramatic play, making our classrooms and facility a great location for your little one!