Imaginative play

In early simple dramatic play, children begin to represent concrete actions they have done themselves such as eating their dinner, or seen others do such as driving a car. Moving into more complex socio-dramatic play, however, brings additional cognitive challenges that further develop thinking...
Are we really willing to let fantasy play disappear from our early years settings?
You can welcome children to the home corner by making it as much like children’s real homes as possible.
Three-year-old Jared busily packs several large purses full of play food and clothes, dons an oversized sport jacket, picks up some keys, and announces, "I'm going to the store. Do you want to come?"
Children’s surroundings provide a world for exploration, discovery, and enjoyment. Playing is what young children spend most of their time doing.

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