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ERIC Number: EJ1179965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Toward Creativity: Do Theatrical Experiences Improve Pretend Play and Cooperation among Preschoolers?
Rowe, Meredith L.; Salo, Virginia C.; Rubin, Kenneth
American Journal of Play, v10 n2 p193-207 Win 2018
The authors ask if participating in an early-childhood theater production improves pretend play and cooperation among preschoolers. They examined play sessions immediately before and after productions of interactive earlychildhood performances at Imagination Stage, Inc. and measured children's engagement, cooperation, pretense, and misbehavior. They found that participating in the performances enhanced the cooperation and pretense of preschoolers. The authors discuss their results in relation to the role of the arts and of play in early creativity and social-competence development.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia
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