No one has considered before how dramatic play is helpful for children to learn empathy and
self control.

As children role-play they view the world from new perspectives and "try on" ways of being and acting that are different from their own experiences. This is critical in helping children understand the feelings of others in a variety of contexts and acting in ways that are compassionate in response.

Self-control might also be developed through the use of dramatic approaches. It is possible kids will try to use drama as a justification to be silly and will need to be re-directed to keep their actions consistent with the context that has been set up.