Drama allows children to express their thoughts, ideas and feelings in verbal and non-verbal ways. Throughout the day, teachers should encourage children to communicate through Drama, for example during play-based learning and circle time.
Drama contributes to the learning process in a unique way. It gives children a high degree of self-management over their own learning where they make decisions, solve problems or choose not to resolve situations.
It encourages children to manage their own knowledge and experience of the world and then extend it creatively and imaginatively. It engages feelings and encourages empathy with other characters whose lives the children are examining with the Drama process.
In the Foundation Stage, teachers may use Activity Ideas for Drama at Foundation Stage and a range of other strategies to develop children’s creativity and extend their learning through a more practical and active experience.