Observe the child in dramatic play situations (over time is best).
No elicitation needed.
The child has preferred play partners. The partners determine together what they want to do and build off each other’s ideas.
Cooperative play, where children have the same goals as part of their activity involves planning, coordination, and discussion. Early childhood educators and parents can encourage socio-dramatic play by providing old clothing, paper and discarded objects for making props. Support children’s desire to put on performances by volunteering to be an audience.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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