Supporting Conflict Resolution

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Supporting Conflict Resolution through Structured Dramatic Play
Dr. Rekha S. Rajan writes about how she implemented a twenty-minute structured dramatic play into class time to encourage children to learn to solve conflicts on their own. She first does this by gaining insight on the children’s feelings with a personal story time. Each child tells a story that made them particularly sad, mad, upset, or happy. She then takes those experiences and creates a pre-determined scenario to which, the children will play different roles, share ideas, and come up with a solution.
Cognitive skills are advancing rapidly during the school-age years; and with cognitive development, children begin to recognize their own feelings while also understanding other
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