Let’s Pretend: Authentic Literacy Through Socio-dramatic Play

Join early years educators to learn more about the power of socio-dramatic play in the development of children’s thinking and communication skills. See and hear examples of authentic, co-constructed classroom play experiences in a variety of learning areas that support the development of children’s literacy behaviours (reading, writing, listening and speaking). Explore the role of an intentional and responsive educator in recognizing and fostering this dynamic and powerful vehicle for learning.

Presenters: Olivia Barajas, Joanne Trim, Maxelle Yablon 

Olivia Barajas, DECE
Joanne Trim, YRDSB Early Years Curriculum Consultant
Maxelle Yablon, OCT