What Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers Can Do to Promote Social and Sociodramatic Play
- Make provisions for preschool children to engage in social play both at home and in group settings.
- Facilitate play with a wide group of peers to encourage child-initiated relationships.
- Guide children in developing prosocial skills that will help them be successful members in play groups.
- Engage in children’s play to model social skills and appropriate play behaviors.
- Provide props and materials for sociodramatic play.
- Supply props that are specific for play themes.
- Suggest or model roles in sociodramatic play.
- Offer intervention and redirecting strategies for children who express aggression in play to help them use more positive social behaviors.
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