To design a dramatic play area and to evaluate your design.
Zaf, a three-year-old in your preschool class, has recently been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. He appears to be very intelligent but has a developmental delay in social skills. Zaf also tires easily and finds some fine motor tasks difficult, such as dressing or manipulating small objects. To help Zaf learn how to interact with others and deal with his fine motor challenges, you design a dramatic play area in which Zaf and his classmates can explore social roles as they play together.
- Design a dramatic play area to help Zaf and his classmates build social skills. In your design, include a description of the materials you will provide for the children, including at least two dramatic play kits, as well as other miscellaneous materials. You may want to refer to Figure 15-1: Benefits of and Materials for Dramatic Play and Figure 15-2: Dramatic Play Kits.
- Be sure to read the SELF-EVALUATION section below to guide your thinking. Write your self-evaluation after you have completed your dramatic play area design.
- Describe and justify how your dramatic play area design will improve teaching and learning in the scenario.