Through dramatic play, children accept and assign roles, and act them out. This is the time when they break through the walls of reality, pretend to be someone or something different from themselves, and dramatize situation and actions to go along with the roles they have chosen to play. This is a great developmental learning process, which allows children to develop skills such as abstract thinking, literacy, math, and social studies in a natural manner. The children took up princess and knight play, doctor play, monster play, and super hero play. They all enjoyed pretending to be different individuals with their friends.
It’s summer at Milestones, and that means camp! Each week we have tons of fun activities based on a single theme, such as the Ocean, Dinosaurs, and Cooking. Each theme will integrate, math, science, art, literature, and dramatic play, with each activity will emphasizing one of these topics in order to develop the whole child. View a calendar of the themes and activities for this month.