1. Explain the differences
between dramatic play, creative dramatics, and presenting a
scripted play with lines and actions memorized. Which of the
three do you think offer the most possibilities for creative expression
by the participants? Why? Is it necessary for individuals working with
young children to understand the differences? Why?
the type of play, according to Sara Smilansky, that occurs in the four
age categories that she discusses. What is likely to be the result of
a teacher trying to introduce a type of play to a group of children
that is more appropriate for older children?
3. Does fantasy
play an important role in the development of young children? Why? At
which point or under which circumstances does it become inappropriate?
How should a teacher deal with inappropriateness?
4. Describe a well-planned
dramatic play center, including prop boxes, clothing, and storage.
5. Describe three
themes for dramatic play by preschoolers ,and suggest which items you
would include in the center and how you would arrange them. What input
might you receive from children before changing the center?
6. Relate dramatic
play to four other learning centers. Be specific in the ways that dramatic
play would help teach concepts in these other learning areas.