More than half of students from low‑income households
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Dramatic Play to Help Build Social and Emotional Skills
My students need dramatic play sets to help them build social and emotional skills.
I will be teaching in South Florida. This will be my first year teaching! My students come from various backgrounds but are all very excited to be starting kindergarten or moving on to the first grade. They will be learning how to problem solve and think creatively in the world we live in.
My students, especially my kindergarteners, will get time every day to practice social emotional skills and problem solving techniques with peers through dramatic play.
They will be learning how to work together and how to handle conflicts all while having fun! My classroom will be a welcoming environment for my students to both learn and grow!
My students will have time during the day for free play. The items I have requested will help my students make the most of that time by allowing them to work on social and emotional skills without even knowing it!
Research has shown that dramatic play can help children learn how to work together as well as work through conflicts and problem solve.
Dramatic play also helps nourish children's imagination. It has also been shown that dramatic play can help foster cognitive and language development.
During our free play time, students will have the opportunity to play in the kitchen, send and receive mail, build with building blocks or draw. They will be able to play house or pretend they are construction workers. They will have the opportunity to draw with chalk and share their imagination with friends. In these play situations they will be able to learn tolerance and understanding. They will probably run into conflicts with their peers, but they will also have the chance to work through those conflicts and learn how to work and play as peers. The kitchen, the building blocks, and the chalkboard will help students' imaginations flourish and their social and emotional skills grow.
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