With the beginning of school, we are all setting up our centers. We wanted to repost our Dramatic Play make-over pictures with the explanations of what was done and the explanations. Enjoy!
As Early Childhood teachers we know the dramatic play center is so much more than “play” time. When set up appropriately, this center provides many opportunities for the students to practice important literacy and math skills. We always look for as many ways as possible to get them reading and writing . This month we set up a vet’s office.
We made the patient waiting room complete with a sign in board and a basket of books to read while waiting. You can see two “patients” waiting for the doctor. To add functional print we have a dog entrance and a cat entrance labeled.
During the examination the doctor has many tools – x-rays, bandages, gloves, etc., (all donated by our local vet) as well as “medicines” (we used empty vitamin bottles), a prescription pad, various wellness products, pamphlets for the owners and of course nonfiction books.
During the actual exam the “dining” table is turned into the examination table. As you can see our patient has a head wound.
Next week we will be adding literacy to the block center. Hope you can join us!