Assimilation, Accommodation, The Learning Environment, Cognitive Development, And Spatial Sense

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Dramatic play is when children engage in activities that allows them to copy situations and actions of other people in their lives or use their imaginations to use common objects for exciting experiences of play or role play. I believe that assimilation, accommodation, the learning environment, cognitive development, and spatial sense play a large role in dramatic play.
Assimilation is Piaget’s theory in which the children can physically touch, see, or experience something. While doing that, the children add the new information to their schemata. Assimilation plays a role in dramatic play, because when a child sees, touches, or experiences something new then they place that information into their schemata where they can refer back to it. For example: If a child has never seen someone wash dishes by hand, and another child is acting like they are then the child watching will retain that new information where they could later perform the task of washing dishes by hand. Assimilation is important to dramatic play in the classroom because children will gain new information from what they observe, touch, or experience and can take and perform the task on their own as well as express to others what they learned.
Accommodation is Piaget’s theory of modifying existing cognitive information to accommodate new experiences or information. Accommodation also plays a huge role in dramatic play because children will use what they already know about how to do something and accommodate…

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