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Importance of Role Play

Importance of Role Play

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Jan 2019 12:09 PM GMT


Childhood is always full of playing and games, and among all the games inthe childhood, the mostexciting game has always been, “GharGhar” andits similar versions likea spaceship, film star’shouse, zoo, etc.When you were a child,you would become ahousewife, teacher,doctor, animal, etc. andact accordingly.

Thegroup used to assume a set, and that’s how they used topretend play. It’s fun and innovative. Here are five reasonsthat will tell you why such pretend role plays are importantin a child’s growth.

Enhances Creativity: Their imaginative skills help them inhaving fun. They recreate stories, persons or characters andcome up with creative solutions.

Improvement in language & voice skills: While enacting,a child would need to deliver some dialogues in differentsituations. This will help him improve his understanding thesituations, narrative and storytelling skills.

Social skills: Playing or working in a group improves thesocial skills (with friends, imaginary friends, and siblings).They start bonding with the group and know their own

preferred group.

Problem solving: During role-playing they encounter withproblems, challenges, and situations that are far-fetchedconsidering their age, but they try solving them. It usuallyhappens when the children play their parents’ role and reactsimilar to the way parents would opt when faced with asituation like this.

Self-control: Since every child has to play a characterwithin the limits, they learn how to understand a character, role and responsibilities, and so on.

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