We have a new ‘construction area’ in our outside area. The children have been acting as builder’s and using all our new equipment to develop their imagination.
The area provides a variety of areas for development. the children have been taking their learning further by creating situations to act out with their friends. There was a ‘hole in the road’ which required the builders to fill it will sand after doing lots of drilling. The children were using lots of mathematical and positional language, “it’s too heavy”, “It needs to go on top”. The children were laying out cones and counting, therefore using number names spontaneously.
The play was being extended by others as they joined the group and took on a role. The children’s ideas were elaborated by their peers and children began to play co-operatively.
We would still like to develop this area further, if you have any ideas, please let us know.