Why are children drawn to small-world play?
Hollow blocks - where construction meets role play
Suggestions for teachers on Facilitating and supporting children's play. Good article.
"Most of the best opportunities for achievement lie in the domain of free play, with access to varied materials." Margaret McMillan
What can you do with a cardboard box?
Encouraging empathy through imaginative play
A tea cosy can become a winter hat, a helmet, or a crown! The more prescriptive a costume is, the more limited its use.
Are we really willing to let fantasy play disappear from our early years settings?
"Childhood has its own way of seeing, thinking and feeling and nothing is more foolish than to try to substitute ours for theirs.” Jean Jacques Rousseau
Role play, dramatic play, imaginative play - everyone agrees it's essential.