Wednesday, 5 December 2018

5, 4, 3, 2, 1...... blast off!!

The Reception children have really enjoyed exploring their new role play area this week. After reading Whatever Next and Aliens Love Underpants we decided to build ourselves a space rocket! The children have been busy taking emergency calls at the control panel, warding off aliens, repairing their spacecraft and taking on space missions.

Role play is a very important part of a child’s education. The imagination is a powerful tool which as we know is innate in some children but needs encouraging in others. In order to accomplish this we have to equip the children with spaces, scenarios, props and the support they need to explore their real life or imaginary worlds. Imaginative play not only aids intellectual development but also improves children’s social skills and their creativity. In addition it gives children a chance to play out events that they have observed or experienced in real life.

"There is aliens outside!" Ralph 
"We need our space helmets." JJ 
"5, 4, 3, 2, 1.... blast off!" Megan 

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