Dramatic play permits children to fit the reality of the world
into their own interests and knowledge.
Dramatic play contributes strongly
to the intellectual development of children.
Children need only a safe, interesting environment and freedom to experiment with roles, conflict, and problem solving. When provided with such an environment, children become interested in and will attend to the task at hand and develop their concentration.
Opportunities for dramatic play that are spontaneous,
child-initiated, and open-ended
are important for all young children.
Dramatic play expands a child's awareness of self
in relation to others and the environment.