Dramatic Play in Early Childhood

All About Dramatic Play in Video Form


In this video, Dr. Diane Horm discusses many important issues about dramatic play (which she also calls pretend play). In addition to providing thorough explanations of what pretend play is and why it is important, she outlines good toys to stimulate pretend play in school and at home, and explains the roles teachers and parents should take on with children involved in dramatic play. There is also a discussion of how dramatic play should be integrated into preschools and how such play experiences have a role in children’s academic success.


Not to mention, there are MANY examples of actual children involved in pretend play throughout the video. The examples will provide you with great concrete pictures of the many ways children engage in dramatic play.



TulsaWorldNews. (2008, August 14). Pretend play – tulsaword.com [Video file]. Retrieved October 13, 2008 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMwqMuRtGDs