Educational Drama in Early Childhood: Promoting Language Development and Supporting Literacy Transitions

  • Wendy K. Mages Mercy College, 555 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522, USA


Fostering children’s language development in early childhood education is essential, as strong language skills support children’s transition from prereaders to competent readers, and strong reading skills are associated with academic success.  This brief review of the literature discusses the rational for using drama in educational contexts and explicates the research-based methods that have been shown to promote language development in early childhood.
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