In support of drama in early childhood education, again

  • Lou FurmanEmail author
Arts And Young Children


Early childhood practitioners appear to be in an unending battle to legitimize the use of the dramatic arts in the classroom. Even early childhood educators who accept the value of dramatic play seldom utilize the potential of drama fully. The purpose of this article is to reinforce the value of drama and theater for young children. Dramatic play, creative drama, theater, and television—a form of drama — all have their place in the development of young children.

Key words

play drama theatre education early childhood 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SMTAWashington State UniversityPullman

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