- Dramatic play encourages a child to communicate their thoughts through the eyes others. Children will mimics what they see adults do.
- Children learn the foundations of social behaviour through dramatic play. By pretending they are someone else, they learn how other people feel and act.
- Dramatic play allows children to sort through emotions and situations that they may not understand.
- Engaging in dramatic play develops cognitive function. For example, free play develops self-regulation, which is the function that allows a child to pay attention when need be and control their emotions.