Playing with dress up clothes and props enhances imagination, verbal skills, vocabulary, social skills, and more. Children are creating scenes in their minds and describing their ideas to their teacher and peers. This gives them the opportunity to practice verbal expression while their peers listen and practice comprehension.
This sets the foundation for literacy in elementary school and beyond. When a teacher is present, there are even more opportunities for learning because the teacher can guide the conversation to learn new vocabulary words and encourage turn-taking.
UPDATE: The Durham PreK Governance Committee voted on August 19, 2021 to waive parent fees for the 2021-2022 school year. The Durham PreK Application is still open! Click here to access the application information and materials.