More than Dress Ups: Fostering Social and Emotional Development in the Dramatic Play Corner

Jean Schreiber
Child wearing a mask

This blog from Community Playthings, shares insights of early childhood educational consultant Jean Schreiber. Jean works at the JCC Manhattan and is also she is an instructor in the Continuing Professional Studies Program at Bank Street School of Education. This blog shares the importance of dramatic play in the development of social and emotional growth including perspective takings, risk-taking, and exploring roles. Schreiber includes beautiful examples of children's conversations and learnings to help encourage fostering SEL in your classroom setting.


Area of Work

  • EC - Early Childhood
  • FE - Family Engagement

Resource Type

  • Blog

Resource Category

  • Thriving

Resource Topic

  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Empathy

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