In early play children develop a basic understanding of objects i.e. how they are used. Then they learn that toys can be symbols for other things e.g. a lego brick could be a phone, or a doll or teddy can be a person. They will relate objects to these symbols so they can act out everyday events e.g. feeding teddy. This lesson provides activities and strategies to support the development of symbolic play.
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