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Play/Developmental psychology/Upton: Socio-dramatic play is perhaps the most complex form, as it involves sharing a fantasy world with others. Children deed to negotiate roles (…), agree on the development of the narrative (…), on rules (…) and symbolism(…). >Play/Psychological theories, >Play/Parten.
Interaction: [Socio-dramatic play] requires a sophisticated level of interaction and is thought to foster children’s understanding of other minds (Dunn, 1988)(1) because of the opportunities present for discussing thoughts, feelings
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and motivations, as you shall learn in the next chapter. It also helps children develop a sense of who they are as they practise different social roles and learn about how others see them.
1. Dunn, J. (1988) The Beginnings of Social Understanding. Oxford: Blackwell._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
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