As part of the Co-op community fund garden project we now have this amazing pirate ship! The children have really enjoyed playing on it this week. We have had lots of role play and adventures in the deep blue seas.

This is a fantastic addition to the garden area and one that the children of CSG Pre School playgroup will hopefully enjoy for many years.

Here is a list of the key benefits of role play in Early Years.

Develops communication and language skills,

Allows children to act out and make sense of real-life situations,

Allows children to explore, investigate and experiment,

Develops social skills as children, collaborate with others,

Encourages children to empathise: by taking on the role of character teaches children an understanding of different perspectives,

Helps children learn about different cultures,

Encourages children to express their ideas and feelings in a relaxed environment,

Develops children’s awareness of themselves and others,

Gets children learning more as learning is disguised as play,

Sparks creativity and imagination.

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