Introducing regular drama activities to young children is a highly effective way of developing the self-confidence, social skills, and understanding of the world that will prepare them for primary school and beyond.
Through acting children are more able to develop the social, emotional, and physical skills needed to understand and respond to situations that are likely to occur down the line, from dancing and eating a meal out, to being sensitive to others’ needs and forming relationships.
Drama Activities for the Early Years contains 80 clearly laid out and ready-to-use practical activities relating to every area of the curriculum and will support nursery staff in delivering meaningful drama sessions.
The book explains the theories and values behind the activities and how to harness children’s natural abilities and enthusiasm to create enjoyable and productive learning experiences.
Each activity includes information on the themes that are being explored, the skills that the activity aims to develop, the resources that you will need, instructions on how to deliver the activity, extension/ variation tasks, and learning objectives/ Early Learning goals.
An e-pdf version of the book is available, giving instant access to the 80 practical drama activities.
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