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Play is our brain's favorite way of

learning.
-Diane Ackerman
Ms. Alejandra
Tumbleweed Head Start

DRAMATIC PLAY
In the dramatic play area children take on Why is Dramatic Play Important?
different roles and recreate real-life ex-
According to NAEYC there are five top
periences. They use props and make-
believe to deepen their understanding reasons on why dramatic play is important
about the world they live in. for a childs development.
Here are some different ways to encour- 1. Dramatic play teaches self-regulation.
age your childs learning through dramatic 2. Dramatic play gives children an emo-
play:
tional outlet
During bath time, include plastic boats,

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3. Dramatic play teachers conflict resolu-
cups, and rubber dolls and play pretend. tion.
Save food cartons, make some play money, 4. Dramatic play supports literacy.
and play store with your child.
5. Dramatic play allows you to support
Read stories together and involve your
your kids and encourage their ide-
child in acting out different parts of the as. (Brooks)
story.
Collect some old clothes your child can use
to dress up and make believe.

Resources
Brooks, A. (2014). Rasmussen College. Retrieved October 03, 2016, from http://www.rasmussen.edu/
degrees/education/blog/why-dramatic-play-matters/
Play Quotes. (2015). Retrieved October 03, 2016, from http://www.museumofplay.org/education/
education-and-play-resources/play-quotes
Events Coming Up:
Ms. Marilyn March 1st
Library March 7th
How to implement this at home:
Dental Exam March 9th
Children show an interest in dramatic
Green Machine Day March 17 play naturally, so giving them materials
Spring Break- March 18 26 like old clothing, costumes, and house
hold materials like pots, pans, boxes,
Computers- March 28th bowls, etc. aide in a childs creative play
Park Day March 31st and will help them develop life skills in a
fun and meaningful way. So dont be
afraid to jump in, dress up, and act silly

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with your children!

Things going on in the classroom this month!


This month we will be observing insects going through metamorphosis. Please ask questions like: What phase
is the insect in right now? How do you know? What did you see today? How is it different from yesterday?
This will help the children vocalize what they are seeing and it is a great way to open the lines of
communication about what they are seeing and doing in the classroom.