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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Drama and Young Children
Languages: English
Spanish Version: El juego dramático y los niños pequeños
Polish Version: Zajęcia teatralno-aktorskie dla młodszych dzieci
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Art
Classroom Activities
Emotional Development
Language Development
Self Care/Life Skills
Social Development
Age Levels:
(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: THE ARTS
Goals: 25. Gain exposure to and explore the arts.
26. Understand that the arts can be used to communicate ideas and emotions.
Learning Standards: 25.A. Investigate, begin to appreciate, and participate in the arts.
26.B. Understand ways to express meaning through the arts.
Benchmarks: 25.A.ECb. Drama: Begin to appreciate and participate in dramatic activities.
26.B.ECa. Use creative arts as an avenue for self-expression.