Tag Archives: role play

Writing’s not just for the writing area

A bright, inviting and well resourced writing area is, of course, essential; however, it is just as important to encourage children to write in any provision area.  Here are a few ideas, some general, and some specific to an area, … Continue reading

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Open a sports injuries clinic and get boys writing

An ‘X-ray plate’, showing a ‘broken bone’ injury is an inspiring prop! Video interviews with teachers using the Pack talking about its impact on children’s language development, role play and willingness to write is at http://www.childseyemedia.com . Continue reading

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Teach your Bear to Sing

‘Teach your Bear to Sing’ is a great way to involve families in the fun of sharing nursery rhymes with young children. In addition to daily nursery rhyme singing, have a special Bear Club once a week, when children bring … Continue reading

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New ideas for Road Safety Week role play (November 22nd-28th)

Children love road safety role play.  Here are a few new ideas. Hold my hand Talk about how children must always hold a grown-up’s hand when walking along the pavement, stopping at the kerb, and crossing the road. Give individual … Continue reading

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In your night time garden

For a quite magical treat, read your child’s bedtime story to them in your garden. On top of your child’s pyjamas, add as much outdoor clothing and footwear as necessary, according to the weather.  To add to the excitement you … Continue reading

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Encouraging young children to write

new DCSF guidance for childminders and nurseries, Gateway to Writing emphasises the enormous value of role-play in making writing fun and meaningful for young children, especially when it is tailored to boys’ love of active play outside.

Writing through role play. Getting young children excited about writing, especially boys, requires some imaginitive planning. However, when approached as part of a role-play environment, writing can become a fulfilling and enjoyable activity. Continue reading

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