Symbolic Play

Mind Map by CaraScott, updated more than 1 year ago
Created by CaraScott almost 5 years ago


Simple mindmap of some points of symbolic play

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Symbolic Play
1 Gives Children an opportunity to be whatever they want to be
2 When children use an object to represent something else e.g a banana as a phone
3 Sometimes this play takes on real life events such as hospital visits
4 Emotional/Personal Benefits: give the child a chance to act out scenarios which are familiar or troublesome
5 Social benefits from playing/collaborating with others. helps in character development.
6 Language/cognitive benefits of using language in different contexts and extending their imagination
7 enables them to explore their emotions as it gives them an opportunity to enjoy humor and positive feelings
8 helps improve memory in young children. By creating mental imagery during pretend play, children learn problem solving.
9 symbolic play is vital in early childhood development.
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