The girls LOVE small world play
There are tiny things everywhere…. often mistaken for trash and removed much to the girls’ chagrin!
This week they have been planting vegetable patches inspired by Peter Rabbit.
When Nick and Freya went charity shop browsing this week they bought a box set of the Beatrix Potter books (one missing) for £4. What a bargain!
The tiny Mr McGregor vegetable patches with giant conker boulders and families of rabbits quickly Followed.
To the untrained eye three may not look like there is much learning going on. Actually, if you stand back and listen there are loads of early reading objectives being completed:
– listening to, discussing and expressing views about a wide range of contemporary and classic poetry, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently
– discussing the sequence of events in books and how items of information are related
– becoming increasingly familiar with and retelling a wider range of stories, fairy stories and traditional tales
– recognising simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry
– discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
– answering and asking questions
How amazing that they can complete so much learning, completely independently through play 🙂