Thursday, April 19, 2018

Playing pretend furthers our thinking

After our cooking adventures, the studio was set up to reflect our growing food interests and allow for dramatic play amongst the children.
The children eagerly embraced the new environment and soon could be found serving meals, playing store and making menus for restaurants.
In keeping with our love of food, I have been serving a daily snack in the studio and the children are enjoying opportunities to chat over food while practicing mealtime manners.
Several children regularly transform the reading nook into an imaginary home where mealtime is cooperatively play acted.
Sometimes "groceries' are gathered and loaded into "cars" or "horse drawn carriages" to be carried home.
It's beautiful to watch this play deepen our thinking, foster cooperation and solidify our learning.

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