small and big everyday-heroes
Children like to take over the role of people who are part of their everyday life. They dress up enthusiastically. Toda they want to be a doctor, a fireman or a nurse, tomorrow they probably want to be like the main character in a movie or in a book, they have been read to lately at bedtime.
Imitative- or roleplay implies a certain funfactor as well as an important social function. Child psychologists recommend neither to smile condescendingly at the naive attempt to come to terms with the world of grownups nor oppress it, but encourage it consciously. It is a means to train social competence:
- The various roles can lead to conflicts. Everybody wand to be the nurse or the doctor, nobody wants to be the patient. Two kids want to play the same part, but there is only one king or queen. A solution must be found otherwise the play is over. Children learn in roleplays to arrange with each other who plays with part, and eventually put one's own interes last.
- In imitative- or roleplay there is neither a goal nor a winner, the main idea is the cooperative action.
Children normally come up with various ideas for imitative play or roleplay. If not, they are given a situation or a topic. The way the play develops mainly depends on the children - they play life and this is how they learn the rules. MIRANDA-WORLD offers exquisite products for a world of heroes, according to the principle "dress up to play".