Class 1 in our Mud Pie Kitchen!

One of our favourite areas to play is our Mud Pie Kitchen.

Not only is a kitchen a lovely familiar link to children’s own ‘home’ setting but this sort of familiar secure play offers lots of opportunities for cooperative play and interaction as well as many other things too.

When playing in the kitchen the children explore and consolidate a range of skills such as filling, pouring, emptying, transferring, sorting, whisking, gathering, selecting, foraging, sieving, ladling, moulding, measuring…the list could go on and on!

The children’s engagement in this area has been wonderful to observe but we do of course get a bit messy too and so it would be great if you could send in a ‘cover all’ for your child (one of Mum or Dad’s old shirts would be perfect!) as well as a pair of wellies and then we can play and learn unhampered by the state of our clothes and school shoes!

Most of the resources for our kitchen have been gathered from a local charity shop but we are always on the look out for more pots, pans, whisks, sieves, mashers etc so if you are having a sort out please do bring things along to Class 1.


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