Tuesday, October 6, 2015

4 Activities To Boost Symbolic Development

Literacy develops through imaginative or symbolic play. Children learn about story structure, content themes, character development, emotions and also build vocabulary.

Try these activities in your classroom to boost symbolic development -

Traveling- In a group, decide how to travel around the room following the leader. See how unusual your choices can be!

Crazy Invention- Draw, collage, or act out a "machine" What does this one do?

Yoga Poses- Starting with poses like "tree", lion, dog that the children know, invite them to create and name their own poses. How about "mermaid"?

Painting to Music- Use various styles to inspire color, line and design. Does your picture tell a story or evoke a feeling?

How do you boost symbolic development in your classroom?

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