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“Let’s play house. I’ll be the mom, and you be the Dear.” This is one of my favorite lines I’ve ever observed in the dramatic play area of a laboratory preschool. Dramatic play is known by its more common monikers, such as dress-up, playing house, or playing pretend. Whatever the name, it is an enchanting play situation for young children where they can be whoever, or whatever, they wish. While it is an empowering escape into the world of fantasy, it also a huge tool for learning and growth in the child’s development.