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ERIC Number: ED402637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Drama and Young Children.
Baker, Betty Ruth
Drama can enhance creativity for young children. Opportunities to participate in dramatic play activities and creative dramatics should be included in the experiences for young children. Through creative dramatics and dramatic play, children develop cognitive, motor, social and emotional behaviors, and they develop aesthetic appreciation. Dramatic play is child initiated, but it can be encouraged by a well planned, creative environment. Creative dramatics involves a conscious effort to retell a story in dramatic form. Poems, rhymes, and fingerplays provide excellent resources for creative dramatics. Puppets are an excellent medium for creative dramatics or dramatic play. Selecting songs and making props to illustrate songs encourages creative dramatics. Props, scenery, and costumes can stimulate, motivate, and enrich creative dramatics. (Contains suggested materials, books, fingerplays, and songs.) (RS)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A