Observe the child during dramatic play and literacy activities after being given a theme to develop.
Let children develop a story in dramatic play. Afterwards, ask each group to dictate their story to the adult to make a storybook. Each group then performs their story for the other groups.
The child dictates his story ideas in a sequence, relating actions and dialogue.
As children learn more plots from stories, movies, and other media, they want to combine them, to play them out with peers, and to perform them for others. Children need the time, space, and materials to develop the fantasies in their minds, both at home and at school. Encourage parents to arrange play dates and give children the freedom to create.
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015
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