Flowers all arranged and ready to sell!
“This one is for you Mummy!”
We took it in turns being the shop keeper and the customers and C. practised lots of new language related to buying and selling.
Pop wasn’t too clear about what was going on but enjoyed filling up the cash register and dinging the bell repeatedly! She loved playing with the flowers and play dough too and engaged at the sensory level.
Because of the weather we have been able to keep this up all week in the garden and it’s still very popular. An idea for extension is to introduce some role-play writing into the area, labelling seed packets or plant pots, writing receipts and making shop signs.
- literacy: role-play reading and writing, language development
- maths: counting seeds and flowers, patterning, exploring capacity through filling and emptying
- physical: fine motor development through rolling/ squashing/ pinching/ squeezing play dough
- knowledge and understanding of the world: talking about garden centres, flowers, seeds, growing, life cycles, plants, selling, money etc
- creativity: imaginative play, taking on a role/ character and remaining in it during play