Dramatic play promotes literacy through vocabulary and story-telling practice as well as social skills such as empathy, turn taking, and emotional intelligence.

Hospital & medical tools - dramatic play center at Play to Learn Preschool

Best toys for building STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) skills - love the range of ages covered here. This is just one of 10 gift guides and I tell all my friends about them - super detailed and suggested ages too!

Dramatic play promotes literacy through vocabulary and story-telling practice as well as social skills such as empathy, turn taking, and emotional intelligence.

Shoe Tie Practice Board

Dramatic play promotes literacy through vocabulary and story-telling practice as well as social skills such as empathy, turn taking, and emotional intelligence.

I love that this list includes social and motor skills.

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.

MPMK Toy Gift Guide: Top STEM toys (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) Picks for all ages - so many great toys for working on engineering skills here! Love the detailed descriptions and age recommendations, so helpful!!:

Dramatic play is absolutely VITAL to kids development. It teaches so many wonderful things including social skills such as empathy, turn taking, and the identification of emotions. Here's a list of 24 fantastic toys for stimulating hours of dramatic play.

Family jobs and money jobs both have their place in teaching kids responsibility - get tips on how to use them effectively

Top dolls for girls and boys - because playing with dolls builds empathy and emotional intelligence in kids.

Top dolls for girls and boys - because playing with dolls builds empathy and emotional intelligence in kids.

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?

Simple things you can do to help kids build social and emotional skills.

Our top picks to promote quality dramatic play for your little doll lover...This type of play is wonderful for teaching emotions and fostering nurturing and empathetic qualities in children.

The best picks for practicing reading and writing during quiet time - great ideas so mom can get stuff done or spend some one on one time with a sibling

Literacy for dramatic play kitchen

List of social skills along with specific strategies for teaching those skills

70 Ideas For Pretend Play. Play-based activities are the best for teaching all kinds of skills...from fine motor to speech and social skills to visual perception and coordination skills