Thursday, February 7, 2019
"This is the most fun!" Louise
Rodarte-Inspired Dress Design
You have probably noticed the fabulous dresses that are on display on the top of the Tucker Room cubbies. We offered the same experience today, so different children could try their hand at design. Hugh, Lily, and Maisie manipulated the available materials to create fun and fantastic outfits for the drawing models. Louise and Grace added some accessories to the designs they had previously created. Working in small groups at the large table, children engaged in collaboration and problem solving. Children helped each other with the wire cutters and other tools. Children used a variety of strategies to make paper, fur, fabric and other materials stay in place. Feel free to ask your child how he or she overcame the challenges presented by this experience.
The KW crew has well-established relationships and they are great at working and playing together. While outside, we often notice pretend play scenarios are being developed. While dramatic play is fun, there are benefits to this kind of interaction as well. Just for starters, pretend play encourages imagination and creativity, support social and emotional development, fosters language and communication skills, and helps develop critical thinking, negotiation, and problem solving abilities. Today's scenario included a fairy family involved in meal preparation. Here's some of the dialogue:
Lily - Fairy Father, can you call the plumber? The sink is broken.
Hugh - Yup.
Tommy - Can I be the brother?
Lily - Yes, I'm the fairy mother.
Tommy - Where did you put that dish?
Hugh - I put it in the oven.
Lily - We need ...... kind of music. Hugh, let's get playing.
Hugh - Soup is ready!
Lily - Cupcakes for later!
Tommy - There's three seats. There's three people.
Of course, it's also fun to swing, climb, and play in the sand box while outside! The week has gone by so quickly! We're looking forward to Friday fun!
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