Observe the child in daily routines and in play interactions with another. Have props for acting out daily routines (dishes, food, blanket, pillow, etc.)
Children of this age are beginning to dramatize routines. Engage in play related to states, such as “hungry,” “tired,” “sick,” etc., as well as feelings. “That makes me sad.”
The child responds to the states and feelings of the other players (peers, siblings, adults).
Encourage early childhood educators and parents to engage in dramatic play activities with the child. They will have an opportunity to model being caring and allow the child to practice different ways to influence others feelings and actions.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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