Children play musical instruments to help tell the story of Abiyoyo. The Dramatic Play Area is an active spot in Read, Play, and Learn!® classrooms!

Most days, especially in the first week of a module, you and your class will reenact events from the story
with short, simple scripts and story and literacy props.

Why is the Dramatic Play Area so important?
  • Dramatic play activities develop strong cooperative social skills, problem-solving skills, and the ability to coordinate actions with peers.

  • Dramatic play encourages children to use language to engage in fantasy, try different roles, and interact with peers.

  • Reenacting storybook events boosts vocabulary because children get repeated opportunities to practice using new words from the story.

  • Story and literacy props help children remember actions and words and learn story sequences, reinforcing the meaning of print materials.

  • All children reap the benefits of dramatic play — children with delayed verbal skills, for example, can interact and express themselves through signing and role playing.