In this episode of Lauren’s Learning Lab, mom, architect and teacher, Lauren Magee shares the benefits of pretend play for her 3-year-old, 7-year-old, and 9-year-old. From sharing stories with stuffed animals, to dressing up in costumes, dramatic play is a natural way for children to explore the world and complex ideas that they might not have the vocabulary to express. Especially now, during these unprecedented times while children are home indefinitely, imaginative play becomes a necessary outlet for them as they explore big emotions in safe ways.
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Lauren Magee is the design principal at LK Magee Architecture + Design. Her years of professional experience as an executive level architect, her role as an associate professor of architecture at Drexel University and Illinois Institute of Technology, her recent tenure as an elected school board member, her previous work as Guidecraft's director of environmental design, and her current work with students and teachers at all levels combine to enrich her inspired approach in the design of learning environments.