ERIC Number: ED441554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Pretend Play. A Guide for Parents and Teachers To Accompany the Documentary Video "When a Child Pretends."
Drucker, Jan; Franklin, Margery B.; Wilford, Sara
Pretend play is often undervalued and ignored. This videotape and accompanying booklet highlight how the dramatic scenarios, microworlds, storytelling, and block building of pretend play provide young children the opportunity to develop skills for a lifetime of intellectual, social, emotional, and creative development. The booklet describes the importance of various types of pretend play for young children, focusing on pretend play and its potential impact on other areas of development. The booklet also describes sources for children's pretend play ideas, and presents suggestions for arranging children's play environment. It includes a 30-minute videotape which presents sequences of children's pretend play in early childhood settings, accompanied by the comments of child development experts. (KB)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Dramatic Play, Language Acquisition, Pretend Play, Young Children
Jonathan Diamond Home Video, 825 West End Avenue, #9G, New York, NY 10025 ($24.95, includes booklet and 30-minute VHS videotape). Tel: 212-222-0144.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Jonathan Diamond Associates, New York, NY.; Sarah Lawrence Coll., Bronxville, NY. Child Development Inst.