Pretending allows students to step back from a problem or task and think about it from multiple angles. Through this kind of play, learners naturally take on different roles to act out multiple perspectives and possibilities, developing their Cognitive Flexibility.
Watch a preschool classroom that supports student learning through dramatic play. By exploring pretend situations, students learn how to communicate with peers and develop their Social Awareness & Relationship Skills.
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Learn about an educational game, Dr. Panda Town, that allows learners to roleplay daily interactions in an imaginative town. By acting out different social interactions among characters, learners practice and explore their own Social Awareness & Relationship Skills.