When we first began our partnership in Kindergarten, a popular trend in the classroom was a reconstructed dramatic play area. Often times a classroom will have a dramatic play space that includes a kitchen, table, food or loose parts and babies. In many beautiful Reggio inspired spaces educators will include materials that are real (e.g., metal pots, real utensils, empty food containers).
What did we notice?
- The opportunity to create, collect and develop new materials to use in their dramatic play.
- The opportunity to set up the materials or use them when they wanted to (not every single day).
|After learning about how firefighters use maps at the station, the children created their own maps to add to their dramatic play props.|
|The children created and took apart this station whenever they were interested in role playing. Some days they would choose to build something different instead!|
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