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Dramatic play permits children to fit the reality of the world into their own interests and knowledge. Dramatic play gives the child the opportunity to release his/her emotions while feeling less threatened and exposed owing to the distance that dramatic play creates from his/her problems [1, 3].
Dramatic play includes role-playing, puppetry, and fantasy play. It does not require interaction with another. By acting out experience, he/she comes into contact with reality. It is constructive for the child to remember situations through play and to have the opportunity to repeat them and work through them. Socio-dramatic play is dramatic play with the additional component of social interaction with either a peer or teacher . Creative dramatics involves spontaneous, creative play. Children frequently reenact a scene or a story....
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- Dramatic Play
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- Encyclopedia of Child Behavior and Development
- pp 522-523
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