For children role play is initially based on their experiences of their home life. It begins with props which closely resemble real objects in the world (pretend telephones, pretend cups and saucers, etc); for older children, the transformative power of their imagination enables one thing to stand for almost anything else they choose.
Our ‘home corner’ is resourced with a mix with props which resemble real objects and more open-ended and adaptable resources.
For all children, the potential for sustained play is developed through adding different sensory experiences to the home corner by the inclusion of pasta, dough, flour etc to stir and mix.
We provide plastic food and sometimes real, so that they can use their imaginations to transform materials: a ball of playdough can become an orange, for example, and a pan of lentils a stew that is being cooked.
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