By Judy Nyberg. Pretending is learning in this innovative curriculum for young children. Students play school, house, bakery, pet store, museum, and more - all the while reinforcing and expanding their knowledge of the real world. They also practice literacy-related behaviors and develop interpersonal-communication skills. Teachers may choose from 24 fully developed ideas for dramatic play centers, complete with directions, materials needed, reproducible handouts, activities to perform, and lists of picture books.