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Early years: limited imaginative play

  • Children may benefit from being taught and modelled imaginative play sequences sometimes referred to as structured play.
  • Familiar adults introduce simple pretend play, using familiar objects to model new play
  • Role play and drama, use of props (e.g. puppets hats materials), acting out familiar stories
  • Plan time for partner play; be a playful partner for the child
  • Duplicating favourite resources – one for the adult and one for the child
  • Modelling; providing a narrative for the child’s play
  • Story telling
  • Use of techniques such as Helicopter Stories to engage children in making up their own stories
  • Singing and improvisation


IDP: Supporting Children on the Autistic Spectrum

Helicopter Stories

Bognor Nursery School Training

Last updated 17 November 2020

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