Dinosaurs Helping to Encourage Tactile, Creative Play
Team members praised the teaching team for having such a well-organised and spacious dinosaur den. We spotted this simple but very effective play area whilst on a visit to a school to conduct a series of dinosaur and fossil themed workshops with Reception classes. The teaching team had laid out a number of play areas related to the term topic of dinosaurs. One play area involved the children building their own “dinosaur world”. A second play area was dedicated to digging for dinosaur bones.
Tactile Exploration and Developing Creative Play
Picture credit: Everything Dinosaur
A Tidy Dinosaur Den
Such a play area encourages creative play, the concept of sharing and working together. We spotted some simple guidelines and instructions stating how many children can play at a station at any one time. The children have the opportunity to explore a range of materials and different types of dinosaur model. This is a great resource for children to help them learn about the properties of materials and of great assistance to kinaesthetic orientated learners.
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A simple play area with dinosaur models and other tactile objects helps children to explore the properties of materials. This is a wonderful resource to help encourage creative, independent, imaginative play.
It is an example of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals helping to encourage creative play amongst Foundation Stage children.
Visit the award-winning Everything Dinosaur website: Everything Dinosaur.