Dramatic play promotes literacy through vocabulary and story-telling practice as well as social skills such as empathy, turn taking, and the identification of emotions.
Social and Emotional Skills for Kids: Get Ready for K Through Play
Simple things you can do to help kids build social and emotional skills.
We have a preschooler going into kindergarten in the fall and at home we're working on some of the skills that are important for Kinder in particular Social Skills through some games that we play - what's your favorite game to play to encourage sharing and turn taking?
Valentines playdough Cupcakes- use cookie cutters and let them practice cutting hearts (adult draw first) and cutting them out and gluing on toothpick- a lot of skills are used here in a fun way