ERIC Number: ED371842
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
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Astronaut to Zoologist: Changing the Dramatic Play Area!
Brouette, Scott J.
Changing the dramatic play area in a child care setting promotes creativity and gives children the chance to experience a place they may never experience in real life. Whenever possible, the children should be involved in the process of changing the area, by moving furniture and exchanging props, as well as brainstorming ideas for changes. The dramatic play area can be changed as little as once or twice a year, or with every theme, depending on the setting and the children. When available, donated items are good and less expensive additions to the dramatic play area. Real items as well as pretend items can be used at all times, to contribute to both the creativity and the excitement of children's dramatic play. This booklet provides sketches of several dramatic play settings, including a list of possible materials. Illustrations are provided for a: (1) kitchen or restaurant; (2) office; (3) animal hospital; (4) campground; (5) rain forest; (6) space; (7) ocean; (8) beach; (9) museum; (10) theater; (11) doctor's office; (12) court room; (13) fire station; (14) police station; (15) fix-it shop; (16) beauty parlor; (17) cruise ship; and (18) box land. (AC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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