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Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Keywords

Symbolic play; Cognition in children; Play--Psychological aspects; Symbolism (Psychology) in children;

Abstract

The purpose of this literature review is to identify the cognitive and academic benefits of pretend play for kindergarten-aged children. The review will also identify ways that kindergarten teachers can integrate pretend play within their curriculum. The research reviewed enabled mathematics and literacy to be identified as related outcomes associated with pretend play. It also identified several teacher roles necessary for productive pretend play within kindergarten curriculum. The conclusion of this literature review includes recommendations for future action and education policies based on the research reviewed.

Date of Award

2012

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Jill M. Uhlenberg

Comments

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Date Original

2012

Object Description

1 PDF file (v, 46 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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