Reception class had such a lovely Circle Time this morning. Children has been learning through imaginary and they loved it!!
Royal Schoold had Role play is an extremely social act. Given that success school has been largely pinned on a child’s ability to positively interact with their contemporaries and adults, developing social skills is imperative in young children.
All walls of reality are broken in imaginary and role play as children pretend to be something or someone different from themselves. In being assigned and accepting different roles and then acting them out, this type of play practises both verbal and non-verbal communication skills. When children group together and practice imaginary play, they negotiate roles and mutually agree different terms. This helps youngsters develop the skills they need to socialise and cooperate with their peers. They learn how to control impulses and how to respect the decisions of others, which is a central aspect of sound social skills.