READ FIRST– The NAEYC article below provides an overview of how to support children’s pretend play through the five stages of pretend play or the PRoPELS framework.
- Assessing and Scaffolding Make-Believe Play by Deborah J. Leong & Elena Bodrova (~22 minute read)
CHOOSE ONE- Select at least one of the resources below to learn about high quality learning environments that support young children’s pretend play.
- Let’s Play Outside: The Importance of Pretend Play in Natural Settings by Marisa Lark Wallin (~11 minute read)
In this article from Community Playthings, Wallin describes how to support young children’s pretend play while outdoors.
- It’s Time for Play! Make Believe by Dr. Amelia Bachleda (~ 5 minutes)
In this video, Bachleda shares simple ways families can support young children’s pretend play at home.