Dramatic Play in the Early Years

This practical book offers unique and powerful ways to use play to investigate stories, big ideas, and events. It focuses on dramatic play as a natural response to learning and argues that dramatic play is a dynamic process that involves planning, playing, and practice so that children embrace the story, live the life of the characters, bump up against issues, and better appreciate the complexities of the human journey.

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This practical book offers unique and powerful ways to use play to investigate stories, big ideas, and events. It focuses on dramatic play as a natural response to learning and argues that dramatic play is a dynamic process that involves planning, playing, and practice so that children embrace the story, live the life of the characters, bump up against issues, and better appreciate the complexities of the human journey. Rooted in the classroom experience, Dramatic Play in the Early Years...read more

About the Author(s)

Liz Coffman, MEd, is an active participant in the arts education community in Manitoba, Canada. For many years Liz has been a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba, specializing in the early years and the arts.

Product Details

Grade Range: K-4
Year: 2015
Item No: 8307
ISBN: 978-155138-307-1

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