The children in the Studio today created a fantastic story which started with a cardboard box .
The cardboard box became a boat and then the sea was added using a blue piece of material.
Pink material was wrapped around and suddenly there was a fish in the sea with the boat. Then some brightly coloured mermaids joined the gathering.
Next a crab with great big claws came to join the sea travellers.
The fish, mermaids and crab danced around the ship and the ship’s captain shouted “Ahoy ship!” and the fish said “We are swimming to America!”
The children’s role play recorded in this observation was truly creative. They used the materials around them creatively, they worked as a team to tell the imaginative story and they directed each other’s movements like actors in a play.
“Play is the highest form of research” said Albert Einstein and we can’t agree more.