Would you like to offer constructive, creative and exciting new dramatic learning experiences to the children in your setting?
The importance of using drama to promote active and creative learning in the early years is widely recognised, and this fully updated second edition of Drama 3-5 will guide and inspire practitioners in all settings, allowing them to lead drama with confidence and enthusiasm. Young children participating in well planned drama activities learn to express themselves clearly and develop strong social skills, more self-confidence and a greater understanding of co-operation and team-work.
Drama 3-5 contains a wide range of accessible activities and sample session plans, drawn from the author’s many years of extensive experience, which have all been fully and successfully tried and tested with children from 3-5 years. The book also explains the theory and value of all of the activities, as well as possible extensions and the ways in which they contribute to the learning objectives and goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage, allowing practitioners to encourage and assess children’s progress. Key chapters include:
This book offers the tools and understanding needed for confident dramatic play and learning, making it an ideal companion to support every practitioner who wants to explore, develop and enjoy drama and have fun with their children.
"Providing a wide range of accessible, tried and tested activities, with sample session plans, this book is a little gem for using drama with three to five-year-olds to promote active and creative learning." - Martine Horvath, EYE Magazine
1 A good beginning
2 Warming up
3 Building confidence
4 Encouraging social interaction
5 Mime and expression
6 Movement and dance
7 Speech and language
8 Rhythm and singing
9 Taking turns
10 Co-operation and teamwork
11 Ending on a high
12 Performance skills
Examples of plans for drama sessions
Appendix – Practical and legal requirements
The books in this exciting new series have been written to closely mirror major modules in the GNVQ in Childcare (levels 1 & 2). Packed full of illustrations, practical ideas, support and advice, this series addresses the key issues arising from working in today’s nursery and school environments.
Benefit from the experiences of our highly qualified authors to help you captivate and inspire the children in the early years of their education.