Learning through Role Plays

April 27, 2016

Our focus in the early years of a child’s learning is to develop skills and nurture the natural love of learning and exploration. In the toddlers room, we do this through various different ways and with varying purposes and intentions.

Toddlers are naturally drawn to role playing as they try to imitate the adults they see around them.  We thought it would be a great opportunity to introduce costumes and props and really explore the jobs the people do in our community that help us. Our toddlers dressed up as a Fire Fighters, Builders, Vets, Policemen, Doctors and a Policewomen.

Children were asked which roles they liked the best and why they liked them. Here are some of their responses:


Gigi said, “I like doctor. “ The Educator asked, “Why do you like the doctor?” Gigi said, “Me doctor.’ Pointing at herself.  I want help”


Ethan said, “I’m making. I’m building.”

We’ve preserved their stories and interactions as a chapter in our big story book. Through this, we have introduced children to new vocabulary and developed conversations surrounding their new jobs.

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