The Importance of Peer Interaction and Social Pretend Play

Dr. Carollee Howes, University of California at Los Angeles

In this webinar, see examples of the beginnings of social pretend play in infants and toddlers. Find out how early play transforms into more developed social pretend play as children become preschoolers. Theories of how both home and school cultural communities influence the development of social pretend play are addressed, as well as strategies for how Head Start and Early Head Start programs can encourage social play.

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Last Updated: March 13, 2018