What is role play for children?

For children, role play is essentially learning through play. It is a fun and a ‘playful’ activity but is also a key component of a child's learning and development. Role play is an active, social activity where children use role play to reflect on and develop their knowledge of how to deal with and interact with life situations.

10 key benefits of role play for children
  1. Develops communication and language skills

  2. Allows children to act out and make sense of real-life situations

  3. Allows children to explore, investigate and experiment

  4. Develops social skills as children collaborate with others

  5. Encourages children to empathises: by taking on the role of character teaches children an understanding of different perspectives.

  6. Helps children learn about different cultures

  7. Encourages children to express their ideas and feelings in a relaxed environment

  8. Develops children's awareness of themselves and others

  9. Gets children learning more as learning is disguised as play

  10. Sparks creativity and imagination

 - The Genius Of Play