The Characteristics of Intentional, Mature, Make-Believe Play

Dr. Deborah J. Leong, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Dr. Leong described the characteristics of the kind of play that helps children learn social-emotional skills, cognitive skills, and self-regulation, from the Vygotskian perspective. She discussed the leading developmental play activity for preschool and kindergarten, and how teachers can support it.

Additional Resources for The Characteristics of Intentional, Mature, Make-Believe Play

Topic:Curriculum

Keywords:Social emotional development

Resource Type: Video

National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning

Program Option: Center-Based

Age Group: Preschoolers

Audience: Teachers and Caregivers

Collection: Front Porch Series

Last Updated: January 15, 2018