Dramatic play develops children’s imagination and creativity. It supports children’s literacy skills and teaches them self-regulation as well as conflict resolution. This type of play allows us to see how children understand the world.
In our dramatic play area, we had set up a pizza store. The children were automatically drawn to it and expressed their love for pizza.
The children enjoyed putting different toppings on the pizza. Some of them were vocal about what they like and what they did not like on their pizza.
What better way to expand the children’s interest on pizza by making our own pizza in class.
Final step was to put them in the oven then the children tried the pizza that they made.
Connecting children’s play to a real life experience gives children the opportunity to practice the skills and concepts that they learned in play.
I wonder if the children’s interest in pizza will continue or will we be exploring something else?
Stay tuned for the next one!