With all of our talk and activities about families this week, we have seen the children initiating lots of family based play. The Rainbow Elephants have been demonstrating what they already know about their families and the various roles different people they know play. Through their play, the children are beginning to form trusting relationships with each other, and show how imaginative they are through their interactions with their new friends at school.
Some of the family themed books we read this week were…
The Tiger who came to tea by Judith Kerr
The Family book by Todd Parr
Whoever you are by Mem Fox
We followed up our story times with lots of family oriented activities and play including role play games, cooking together, washing up after a messy Tiger came to visit, making family puppets and portraits. Here are some photos of our adventures this week. We can’t wait to see where this family interest leads next.