Watching preschoolers pretend to run a bakery, play house or get help in a doctor's office is endearing to watch, but did you know pretend play is a critical activity to a child's development? The dramatic play center in the preschool classroom is a crucial area to practice language, literacy, problem solving and fine motor skills!
Our teachers at Joshua Early Childhood Center have been putting in a lot of creative energy to make their dramatic play centers engaging and dynamic! So far this year, the classrooms have done a bakery, veterinarian clinic, grocery store, doctor's office and a garden center!
Check out Not Just Cute's blog post to learn more about the importance of pretend play and ways to incorporate it in the home!
Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. - Fred Rogers
Joshua Early Childhood Center is still enrolling for preschool next year! Call today to setup a tour! 720-316-5234