Drama in the Early Childhood Classroom: It’s More than Child’s Play

Ms Elaine Ng

Context of Discussion: Early Childhood (Ages 6 and below)

Educators who work with young children are aware of the needs children have to make sense of the world, of themselves, and of others. Explore the use of drama in education techniques in an early childhood classroom and learn how best we can harness the power of drama to develop children’s critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, helping them to achieve a more humanistic experience in relation to socio-emotional issues and circumstance in their daily lives.

This workshop offers participants a chance to experience some activities based on an actual lesson conducted in a preschool setting.

Topic of interest:  #education #earlychildhood #play #criticalpedagogy #socio-emotional learning


Elaine Ng is the co-founder of The Learning Connections (TLC), an arts education organisation that provides quality and authentic arts experiences to young people by way of arts education programmes and educational theatre shows.

Elaine holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of South Australia and a Diploma in Speech and Drama from London Teacher Training College. She has more than 20 years of experience working with children, families and early childhood educators. She conducts arts education workshops for preschool educators and parents while she tirelessly promotes the arts to be integrated into the Singapore preschool core curriculum. She also heads the Continuing Education and Training committee at the Singapore Drama Educators Association (SDEA).

Recommended for:
Early Childhood Educators

01 Jul 2017

1000 to 1130


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