A review of the benefits of socio-dramatic play in pre-school aged children

Pinero, Alanna (2014) A review of the benefits of socio-dramatic play in pre-school aged children. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    This dissertations aims to review the benefits of socio-dramatic play on pre-school aged children. It focuses on children from the ages of 3 to 5 and investigates the effects of engaging in socio-dramatic play experiences for their learning and development. Recent research is consistent in highlighting socio-dramatic play as a vehicle for young children’s learning experiences and cognitive, social and emotional development. For this reason, this dissertation sets out the process of learning through play based on constructivist theories which includes individual learning and adult supported activities. It also explores how socio-dramatic play activities can be used as support for the learning and development of children with specific needs by drawing upon empirical research and observations. It emerges that socio-dramatic play experiences are a means of extending learning and building children’s development with appropriate adult support and the effective provision of an enabling environment where children can play a range of scenarios, acting different roles and challenging themselves within the safety of their play scene.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Education and Childhood Studies
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2015 16:14
    Last Modified: 15 Jul 2015 16:14
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/17708

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