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“Planning is one of the most critical elements…To support higher levels of play, the type of mature play that is rife with academic and social benefits, like concentration and determination, as well as opportunities to practice taking other points of view.

If a teacher plans and provides a setting for a certain type or theme of dramatic play, can she enrich what might be learned?

Should teachers plan to be present and available during children’s self-selected dramatic play, or should she let it flow freely without interference or suggestion?


Your textbook and any other outside source you deem necessary to give a thorough and complete answer and to add to the conversation with your peers.