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I have some children in my reception class who often choose to build a
den using crates and drapes and then will spend a long time sitting
under the fabric chatting. I've suggested they might like to share
books in there and even placed clipboards near the entrance suggesting
they may want to write a list of who is in there. I would welcome any
other ideas to extend their play please!
tracer24 Observe them playing in there and listen to their conversation.
No offence intended but time to bring up my favourite poem about early childhood again:
We live in our own world,A world that is too smallFor you to stoop and enterEven on hands and knees,The adult subterfuge.And though you probe and pryWith analytic eye,And eavesdrop all our talkWith an amused look,You cannot find the centreWhere we dance, where we play,Where life is still asleepUnder the closed flower,Under the smooth shellOf eggs in the cupped nestThat mock the faded blueOf your remoter heaven.
gretna even placed clipboards near the entrance suggesting they may want to write a list of who is in there
Why on earth would they want to do this? They know who is in there already!
I think we all ought to learn by heart the poem inky has quoted. We are being persuaded to interfere far too much in the children's young lives. Why do you think they build dens to start with?
Ha ha Thumbie that rings so true!
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