This great toy can be played Shopping Stand and Puppet Theatre can be used in many different ways. Children can use it as a pretend shopping stall, as a puppet theatre or for general role play. It features a blackboard on the front which children can write or draw. At the back there are three shelves which children can use to store foods and produce for their shopping stand Includes: 2 apples 2 oranges 2 lemons 2 pears 2 bananas 2 onions 2 mushrooms 2 tomatoes 2 carrots 2 eggplants. Puppets for their puppet theatre. It also features curtains which can be rolled up and the name of the story can be written on the blackboard.
Measures 66(W) x 29(L) x 125(H)cm. Suitable for children from the age of 3 years.
The Viga Shopping Stand and Puppet Theatre is perfect for encouraging role play and creative play in the classroom. Role play helps children to develop language and communication skills. It develops and promotes creativity and imagination. Dramatic and imaginative play also encourages children to become more confident and develop a stronger sense of identity.
When children come together in role play, it aids in their social and emotional development. Listening to others, negotiation and co-operation all result from authentic dramatic play. This resource is excellent for promoting social and imaginative play. Role play and dramatic play encourages language development and social skills including sharing turn taking. Social play with others can also encourage a sense of belonging and identity.
Play is an important part of early childhood. Play encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun.
EYLF Learning Outcomes:
- Outcome 1 Children display awareness & respect for other perspectives
- Outcome 2 Children build on their own social experiences
- Outcome 2 Children discover and explore connections amongst people
- Outcome 3 Children share humour happiness and satisfaction
- Outcome 4 Transfer knowledge from one setting to another
- Outcome 4 Explore theories with imagination, creativity, and play
- Outcome 5 Literacy and numeracy in play
- Outcome 5 Knowledge understanding and skill conveying meaning
- Outcome 5 Enjoyable interactions with verbal and non-verbal language
- Outcome 5 Engage & use language in play create roles scripts & ideas
- 2 to 3 years Copies words and actions
- 3 to 5 years Tells stories
- 3 to 5 years Enjoys playing with other children
- 3 to 5 years Shares, smiles, and cooperates with peers
- 3 to 5 years Continually develops independence and social skills
- 3 to 5 years Engages in dramatic play, taking on pretend character roles
Links to Theorists:
- This learning experience can be linked to Steiner’s theories. He believes that children need free, creative play to develop their spirit, bodies, and minds
Learning Through Play
- Dramatic play is a great social type of play, encouraging cooperation, turn taking, role play, communication, empathy, and respect for one another.
- Dramatic play is also a great way to resolve conflicts. Children can see situations from another’s point of view and ‘act out’ the proper or right response.
- Dramatic play allows children to use their imagination and creativity in a non-threatening way…