How to Create a Successful Dramatic Play Learning Center in Preschool
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Friends, before we start, let me ask you a quick question.

Do your students love pretend play?

I’m pretty sure your answer is a resounding “yes!” because, come on, what child doesn’t like to act out everyday scenarios for fun?

Well, you can take your students’ love for dramatic play, and turn it into a learning moment (isn’t that our job after all?)

And what better way to do that than by creating your own — very successful, might I  add — dramatic play center.

Having a well-equipped, well-organized, and clearly labeled dramatic play center will keep your preschool students engaged in playful learning and on-task for longer periods of time.

So really, what’s not to love?

All right, let’s dive in!


Key Takeaways:

Make your own dramatic play center today! (00:00)

Dramatic play must-haves (03:13)

Where to start? This way! (14:54)

Props and themes are always welcome (16:23)

Make introductions (18:51)

How much space do you need? (20:49)

Answering some more questions (24:29)


Additional Resources:

- Visit our website to find tons of pre-K teaching resources here.

- Get my book “Teach Smarter: Literacy Strategies for Early Childhood Teachers”.

- Learn more about my exclusive mentorship program, “Teaching Trailblazers”.

- Discover our dramatic play themes here.

- Take a look at my own dramatic play center here.

- Shop my dramatic play favorites here.


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