I spoke a while ago about how I like to set up little invitations to play for Immy to find in her play space. Given our recent adventures with breakfast and Goldilocks and her interest in the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears, she recently got up from her daytime nap to discover this…
… Goldilocks alongside three bears sitting on three chairs with three bowls of porridge…
… and of course, three beds!
Setting the stage for playful learning works for all sorts of play scenarios. When it comes to this literature based play of re-enacting stories, the experience encourages children’s oral language and story comprehension abilities as they retell the familiar story.
And sometimes they even improve upon an old favourite…
… after retelling the story in the traditional way, Immy pulled up an extra chair, laid an extra setting at the table and invited Goldilocks to stay for tea 🙂
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