16 Materials and Environments for Dramatic Play
READ FIRST– The NAEYC article below provides an overview of how to support children’s pretend play through the five stages of pretend play or the PRoPELS framework.
- Assessing and Scaffolding Make-Believe Play by Deborah J. Leong & Elena Bodrova (~22 minute read)
CHOOSE ONE- Select at least one of the resources below to learn about high quality learning environments that support young children’s pretend play.
- Let’s Play Outside: The Importance of Pretend Play in Natural Settings by Marisa Lark Wallin (~11 minute read)
In this article from Community Playthings, Wallin describes how to support young children’s pretend play while outdoors.
- It’s Time for Play! Make Believe by Dr. Amelia Bachleda (~ 5 minutes)
In this video, Bachleda shares simple ways families can support young children’s pretend play at home.