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Rediscovering Pretend Play. Australian Early Childhood Resource Booklets No. 4 [microform] / Barbara Creaser
Bib ID 5570808
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Creaser, Barbara
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1990 
19 p. 
ISBN 9781863230216
1863230211
ISSN 0156-0999 
Summary

This booklet discusses the importance of pretend play in the education of young children in Australia. The booklet notes that pretend, or socio-dramatic, play is characterized by imitative role playing, make-believe objects and situations, persistence, interaction, and verbal communication. Pretend play can appear as early as age 2 and peaks at ages 4 through 6. The booklet discusses the developmental sequence of pretend play, and describes children's pretend play and its benefits. It is argued that it is through complex, self-directed pretend play that young children have the greatest potential to learn, by re-enacting their own life experiences and by sharing and negotiating experiences with other children and adults. Through careful observation, the booklet notes, adults can extend the complexity of pretend play and facilitate children's growth in knowledge, skills, and understanding. (MDM)

Notes

Availability: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., P.O. Box 105, Watson, Australian Capital Territory 2602, Australia ($6.25 Australian).

ERIC Note: For a related document, see PS 022 365.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Cognitive Development.  |  Definitions.  |  Developmental Stages.  |  Dramatic Play.  |  Early Childhood Education.  |  Foreign Countries.  |  Preschool Curriculum.  |  Pretend Play.  |  Role Playing.  |  Teacher Role.  |  Young Children.  |  Australia
Form/genre Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson
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