Alice and Simon strip the conversation right back to the basics, looking at what role play is, the different types of role play and practical ways to engage children in this type of learning to develop key skills.
Types of role play:
- Occupational role play, where we might act out the role of a doctor, teacher, or shop assistant!
- Fantasy role play, where we focus on imaginary concepts, creatures and kingdoms!
- Real life role play, where we explore scenarios that are relevant to a child’s everyday life. For example, going to the shop, making a cake or playing on the park.
Simon explains the importance of discovering the child’s interests and using this as the foundations for learning to spark imaginations and excitement.
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