K - 3 Learning Pages:
Resources for Kindergarten to Grade 3 teachers

 List Serve - Web Resources

Centers  - Dramatic Play
(Also see Costumes & Prop Boxes)

Creative Drama - http://www.creativedrama.com/ Resources for the drama teacher

Dramatic Play - http://lpc1.clpccd.cc.ca.us/lpc/rosensimon/Overheads_Curriculum/Dramatic%20Play.ppt PowerPoint presentation

Dramatic Play Activities - http://www.perpetualpreschool.com/dramaticactivities.html Teacher recommended ideas for dramatic play

Dramatic Play: Law Enforcement - http://www.lessonplanspage.com/SSOArtLAMDDramaticPlayLawEnforcementP.htm Supplies and role ideas

Dress Up to Ye Olde Masters - http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/lessons/elem/elem16.html Two teachers have created lessons on how to incorporate art with drama by using classic paintings. Check out “Valerie’s” lesson link to see photos of kids dressed up as paintings. Think of the long-term memory associations they would have!

Science Blog: Costumes - http://www.scienceblog.com/community/older/2003/F/20033574.html Very interesting article on the value of using costumes in our classrooms.

Theatre: Dramatic Arts Lessons - http://www.lessonplans4teachers.com/drama.php Lots of lesson plans across grades on incorporating drama

Research Articles

Early Childhood Teacher Practices Regarding The Use Of Dramatic Play In K-2 Classrooms - http://www.aare.edu.au/00pap/ols00513.htm Australian research paper

The Role of Pretend Play in Children's Cognitive Development - http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v4n1/bergen.html  Miami University