What a Child learns through play

Kiara Robinson

What are children learning when they do dramatic play

These children are sitting at a table having a meal together.

Unstructured dramatic play

Children are given the freedom to play out their own scenarios and choose their own roles.

Structured Dramatic Play

Children are given predetermined scenarios and they must make choices and find solutions.

Type of Play

Dramatic play is expressive play because they can play pretend. Children can act out stories, write a play or have a circus.

What are you learning through dramatic play?

Dramatic play is important to a child's emotional and social development. It allows children to act out real world situations and assume roles of different people like doctors, city workers and parents.