Supporting Drama and Imaginative Play in the Early Years
The authors have a wide range of experience in Early Years teaching and in teacher training. Through their work, they are aware of the importance of drama for the development of the young child. Parents and practitioners are encouraged to explore drama activities and examples are given of fantasy play taken from pre-school, nursery and infant settings.
All those involved with Early Years can discover that engaging children in dramatic activity is both a natural form of behaviour and a powerful learning medium.
- Paperback | 174 pages
- 153 x 230 x 11mm | 290g
- 01 Nov 2001
- OPEN UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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Table of contents
Part one: Understanding dramatic activity
Dramatic process 0-6 years
Understanding the 'pretend self'
Language, drama and the imagination
Drama and personal, social and emotional development
Drama and the whole child
Performance in the early years
Part two: Managing dramatic activity
Creating role play areas
Interactive story making
Using dramatic conventions
Observation, progression and assessment
About Lesley Hendy
Lucy Toon majored in drama as part of her training for a B.A. Hons with QTS at Bishop Grosseteste, Lincoln. Since leaving college, she has taught at Eastfield Infants School, St. Ives, Cambridge where she has specialised in teaching 4-5 year olds. She is the school co-ordinator for drama and has recently been appointed as a team leader.