American children drama scholar Catherine further emphasize retrieve dramatic play is through drama to develop children’s critical thinking and creative expression, which focus on children in the play when facing all kinds of contradictions and conflicts, problems of strain capacity. Children try various solutions in the dramatic play, which can encourage their thinking in the “acting” people, people and society, and nature of the various relations, so as to enrich the children’s various kinds of experience.
Catherine thinks that the education of creative drama purpose is not the creation of the drama, but rather through ram to develop children’s critical thinking and creative expression, foster children’s language and communication skills. It is important to remember that because dramatic play is all about allowing children to use their imagination to complete role play and depicting the life experiences, therefore the possibilities are literally endless.
This is a time when they break through the wall of the reality, pretending to be someone or something different from themselves, actions to go with the role which they prefer to play and dramatic situations. This hype of games let the child development of abstract thinking, literacy and social studies. The proper environment The proper environment is to set stage for children’s dramatic play, consideration what is useful to foster their language and communication skills. Because of the important relationship between dramatic play and language development, early childhood classrooms should provide space and materials for dramatic play.
Any dramatic recreation areas should be considered so that to inspire creativity and imagination for children. This should be an area where kids an immediately take a role and start to pretend. We should consider following points to establish this area: Each area should be incorporated into a variety of materials, such as hats, masks, clothing, shoe, tools, vehicles, etc. All these materials can encouraging dramatic play. With these materials, children can present the role what they have been chosen and deduction their understanding of the role with other kids.
At the same time, the teacher should communication with children why they choose these materials for dramatic play, not only improve children’s critical thing ability but also improve their language expression ability. The materials should include items that simulate literacy activities, like reading and writing. Paper, pencils and chalk board of materials may be used to promote the development of literacy. In this process, children can communicate with each other of their dramatic role play hence to improve their communication skills to a certain extent.
As they learn more words through dramatic play, they can present more in the future. Materials should be developed appropriate to creativity and flexibility. This includes materials that can be used for all children, and also can be used for more than one way. Children can put forward their requirements and opinions to the teacher in the dramatic play. On one hand, they will come up more questions during dramatic play; on the other hand, there will be a communication between adults and children.
The Dramatic Play Skill Set There are basically many skills children take part in dramatic play experiences, the most important is language and communication skills developing for children. Language development Dramatic play encourages expressive language. Children are motivated to convey their hope to other kids and talk with them from perspective of pretending roles. In fact, shy or introverted children start to express themselves through language in dramatic play. In dramatic play, children will applied experience in the life to the performance.
Although dramatic play is a kind of pretend, on the other hand it also close to the life, so whether the child’s character is lively or shy, they will enjoy into dramatic play. Communication In dramatic play games, it promotes to use of speaking and listening skills. When children take part in this type of game, they practice the rod they had heard from other people, and realize that they must listen to what other “players” said in dramatic playing in order to be able to respond in an appropriate manner.
It also teaches them to choose their words so that all the other kids will figure out what they are trying to communicate and represent. At the same time, in the dramatic play, the communication between adults and children is also very important. Children can convey their understanding is different from adults in dramatic play, and willing to share their ideas to the teacher. Language and communication skills In dramatic play, children can through actions and gestures, as well as the communication through language.
Adults can pick up cues from children. Through structured activities of their dramatic play, children use and communicate through verbal and nonverbal interactions. Children have enough opportunities to enhance their language and communication skills: Express themselves, their needs, feelings, emotions and desires during dramatic playing use facial expressions, including eye contact use of body language understand spoken language of other kids, and distinguish between different mounds of others practice using the words and sentences.
Dramatic play, is an appropriate, positive, experiential learning program which provides sufficient opportunities for children to express themselves. By participating in drama activities, children should be able to see the immediate effect, on behalf of all aspects of their world, and according to their own experience. Drama activities, let the child go to crowded, mould and touch the material, the experiments can provide opportunities for them to explore and represent different emotions.
Also it lets children use their imagination and assume different roles, move and respond to different stimuli. Dramatic activities can provide children with a release, they can through the use of their bodies in a variety of ways to express themselves and release their emotions and feelings in dramatic play. Conclusion In conclusion, in early childhood language development, when children interact with others and take the initiative to use the language, we should create opportunities for them to communicate and express with others. Young children benefit from dramatic play can be in many ways.
They use it to develop their immunization skills by explain the role which chosen by themselves, language skills by sharing ideas with each other and speaking to others to keep the play going. Dramatic play engages in children’s learning and life. Its real value is that it increases their understanding of the world they live in, development of personal skills such as luggage and communication skills, this will help them to meet their success in the future. Reference list: 1 . Bayle, B. , &Charles, M. (2010). Using social-dramatic play to support a beginning writer:’Denied, the doctored and the bleeding ball’.