Observe the children in play with thematic props.
No elicitation needed.
The child helps develop a play narrative and plays a contributing character with consistent actions and dialogue. Play ideas, actions, and dialogue are negotiated with peers.
Children now understand each other’s actions and intentions. They need opportunities to jointly plan play narratives. These can be based on themes, stories, or their own fantasies. Provide props or materials to make props for their ideas. Encourage parents to have play dates.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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