Pretend Washing

Delivery Method: 

Two girls pretend to wash their hands. One uses a scrubbing action; the other, a shaking action. Watch and listen to the way that they maintain a balance of leading and following. Notice the way their gestures symbolize their different understandings of how soap works. This videative provides insight into the importance of pretend play for the development of symbolization, communication, and social skills. At the end some suggestions are given for possible follow up play on another day.

Keywords: Threes, Containers, Child-Child, Pretense, Leadership, Gestures, videative

Length of videative: 10 paragraphs, 7 video subclips

Length of stand-alone master video clip: 54 seconds