Robinia Themed Play
A matter of perspective
Themed play is the ticket to exploring and understanding life. Using familiar connotations children are given the opportunity to place themselves in daily situations; filling the car with petrol, steering the boat, routine procedures somehow given age-relevant significance, enabling the child to find its own place in the world. It is the little things that trigger imaginations, the addition of a credit card slot on the petrol pump, helps encourage organisational skills.
In addition, the presence of an owl, a parrot or an iguana, breaks open new thought processes and by sharing these thoughts and ideas stimulates language and the ability to communicate.