Make-Believe Play and Story-Based Drama in Early Childhood: Let's Pretend!

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Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Apr 15, 2012 - Psychology - 176 pages

Encouraging imaginative play in the classroom is an effective way to teach young children how to think creatively and interact socially - vital parts of their cognitive, social, and emotional development.

This book presents engaging and practical ways to use drama which will enable young children to develop creative thinking and literacy skills while planning together, making decisions, giving and receiving feedback and working toward a common goal. The reader is guided through introducing and using dramatic play with children, how to integrate drama into everyday classroom activities, and preparing a child-centered story dramatization.

There is a full color, ready-to-use children's storybook included within the book along with instructions on the multiple ways this can be used as a starting point in the classroom.

This is an unbeatable resource for any teacher or trainee teacher wanting to introduce drama into the classroom in a developmentally appropriate way that will benefit all aspects of a child's intellectual and social progression.

 

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Bravo to Dr. Woodard and Mrs. Milch for saying what has long needed to be said in the world of education: life long learners are built through engaging children in meaningful play. As an educator I ... Read full review

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Contents

Lights Camera Action
47
The Performance Curtain Going Up
121
HomeBased Literacy Activities
145
ChildSize Puppet Outlines
151

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Carol Woodard is Professor Emeritus in Early Childhood Education at the State University of New York in Buffalo, New York and has been a visiting professor in China and the Netherlands. She has experience in a variety of early childhood settings and has written books for children as well as professional writings. She lives in East Aurora, New York and consults on early childhood program design for schools, agencies, and businesses. Carri Milch has extensive experience in teaching pre-kindergarten and kindergarten and has conducted district-wide teacher mentoring and workshops. She has also been involved in program development at the state and national levels and lives in Williamsville, New York.

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