Welcome back! I hope you all enjoyed February break. Our children went right back into full swing of classroom routines and play in our classroom this week. This week's highlight was their pretend play in the dramatic area. Dramatic play is one of the core activities in early childhood development. Through dramatic play, children develop the cognitive abilities to initiate and extend the symbolic play with peers. Children learn many skills by trying new behaviors and roles through pretend play. As you see in this movie, the children demonstrate the rules of language, such as exchanging simple conversations by taking turns and using eye contact. They also are practicing their manners, creativity abilities to conjure up the imaginary scene, and social emotional abilities by waiting and negotiating. When I saw children asking what they want, serving their friends, setting up a place mat and bringing a chair for another friend, it was clear there was a sense of community in our classroom.
We had second family join for the morning in Bambini classroom. It is always our pleasure having parent(s)/caregivers in our classroom. All children love having their friend's parent visit our classroom!
We explored light and shadow with an overhead projector. We cannot wait to explore this concept more, once we receive a bulb replacement!