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

A tidy dinosaur den.
A spacious and tidy dinosaur den spotted in a Reception classroom. Picture credit; Everything Dinosaur.

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.

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