METHODS & PRACTICES

Role playing

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This method has the emphasis in encouraging the child to imagine or mimic different situations and envision themselves in different roles. Respect children’s attitudes towards performing and provide alternatives in case they are not comfortable.

There are four main kinds of role playing:

  1. Performing imaginary contexts.
  2. Envisioning oneself in different situations.
  3. Directing others for performing personal experiences.
  4. Dress up like a specific character.

Consider the child’s age group, level of knowledge and abilities, and the context when you use the role playing.