Roleplay adds theatrics to the lesson taught. An old suitcase appearing in the classroom with something glittery partly revealed is more stimulating than a shiny new toy! It poses questions as can you. What’s inside, who does it belong, to where did it come from, what shall we do?
Dressing up as chefs, dinosaurs or a character from the nursery rhyme not just for fancy dress competition but to enact a part of the lesson, imaginative play is more than children having fun. It has a crucial part to play in their intellectual and social development. The ability to make one thing stand for another, to picture things that are not there, are critical features in the growth of both thought and language.
Children indulge in role play within simulated settings of the Role Play room, thus honing their imaginative and problem solving powers.