|Title:||Imagination and Fantasy in Early Childhood|
|Source of Publisher:||Illinois Early Learning Project
|Length of article:||Long
|Setting for which the article is intended:||● Home
● Family Child Care
● Child Care Center
● Preschool Program
|Intended Audience:||● Parents/Family
|Keywords:||● Best Practices
● Child Development
● Classroom Activities
● Developmentally Appropriate Practice
● Emotional Development
● Pretend Play
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
|● Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
● Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
|Learning Areas:||● SCIENCE
● SOCIAL STUDIES
● THE ARTS
● ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
|Goals:||13. Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering.
14. Understand some concepts related to citizenship.
25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
26. Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.
|Learning Standards:||13.B. Use tools and technology to assist with science and engineering investigations.
14.D. Understand the role that individuals can play in a group or community.
25.A. Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
26.B. Understand ways to express meaning through the arts.
|Benchmarks:||13.B.ECa. Use nonstandard and standard scientific tools for investigation.
14.D.ECb. Participate in a variety of roles in the early childhood environment.
25.A.ECb. Drama: Begin to appreciate and participate in dramatic activities.
26.B.ECa. Use creative arts as an avenue for self-expression.
|Domains:||● Self-Regulation: Foundation of Development
● Developmental Domain 1: Social & Emotional Development
● Developmental Domain 4: Cognitive Development
● Approaches to Learning
|Subdomain:||● Emotional Expression
● Emotional Regulation
● Creative Expression
● Creativity, Inventiveness, & Imagination