Expanding Oral Language and Social Skills through Dramatic Play
- We have been exploring books related to community workers and their roles. We point to pictures, we describe what we see and we make connections to Real-Life.
- Through music , rhymes and repetition children build on language skills . Children had a big interest in role playing as Doctors. We sang “ Miss Polly had a Dolly who was Sick Sick Sick” and “ 5 Little Monkeys” where Mama calls the Doctor!
- Our new Fire Station Wooden House has given the children an opportunity to work co-operatively and as a team. Children work as a team to “set up” the fire house furniture and make a story line. Sharing can be difficult task for children who are building their self-regulation skills.
- We ordered toys for our daycare and waited for the Mail Carrier to deliver it to the door. Through this experience, we started talking about the Post Office. Children made “mail” and envelopes for their parents.
- Children are enjoying the community worker puppets and dressing up like doctors, firefighters and chefs!
- Infants and toddlers build on their eye-hand co-ordination as they push the wooden fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, rescue helicopters and more!