The benefits of pretend play go far beyond helping students develop acting skills. Children learn by imagining and doing. When students engage in pretend play, they have an opportunity to experiment with social and emotional roles of life…often while deepening their understanding of a specific subject or topic of interest. Pretend play helps kids develop: language skills; social skills; self-control; problem solving skills; comprehension; and cooperative skills. Many of these skills relate directly to executive level functioning of the brain. So, what appears to be a simple game of ‘playing pretend,’ can actually have far-reaching benefits in the learning environment.
This lesson introduces students to concepts related to outer space and to the role of an astronaut. There are also seven more ‘space’ related activities included, which can be expanded into an entire space-themed unit for school or day camp.
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