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Planning a Successful Dramatic Play Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: December 03, 2015

Dramatic play allows children to express themselves and use creativity. It also introduces symbolic thinking and encourages cooperation among children. In a...

The Dramatic Play Center in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

Engaging in dramatic play enhances young children’s development. Pretending builds social skills, makes children more aware of their own emotions, and...

Dramatic Play in Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Dramatic play is an excellent way for children to develop their imagination and creativity. Children also have the freedom to express their feelings through...

Seeing Themselves: Reflecting the Military Side of Young Children from Military Families

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Being a military kid is a big deal for a child! Big enough, in fact, for child care providers as caring adults to acknowledge and support it as part of the...

Reflections of Military Life in Children’s Pretend Play

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

As Maggie surveys her active 3-year-olds on the playground, she notices one of the boys pointing a toy shovel like a gun out the window of the play...

Ensuring that Children’s War Play Is Healthy, Safe, and Positive

Child Care Updated: September 24, 2015

Three-year-old Derrick thinks about his daddy a lot. Maggie, his teacher, can tell because nearly every day she sees him pretending to be a soldier. When his...

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