The Importance of Peer Interaction and Social Pretend Play

Dr. Carollee Howes, University of California at Los Angeles

Dr. Howes described the development of social pretend play in toddler and preschool age children. She provided examples of the beginning social play of infants and toddlers and discussed how these early play forms transform into more developed social pretend. Dr. Howes also discussed theories of how both home and school cultural communities influence the development of social pretend play and how Early Head Start Programs as well as Head Start Programs can encourage social play.

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Topic:School Readiness

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