The importance of role play

role play

When it comes to role play in the early year’s sector, imagination is a powerful tool which, as we know, is instinctive in some children but can need encouraging in others.

At Tops Day Nurseries, we provide children with the opportunity to develop their imagination. In order to accomplish this we have designated role play areas to support the children’s need to explore their real life or imaginary worlds. Imaginative play not only aids intellectual development but also improves children’s social skills and their creativity.

We not only encourage role play in our nurseries, but would also encourage parents to do so at home, as it works extremely well with children being an important place in each young child’s life.

Role play can take place in locations that the children are very unlikely to visit, such as the moon or under the sea, and they can meet characters that they are very unlikely to meet, such as a dragon or a talking bear. Equally, role play areas can be set up like a hospital for children to be doctors and nurses, or a school area where the children can be teachers, enabling them to develop interest in particular roles or subjects.

To find your local Tops Day Nursery, please click here. Keep an eye on your local nurseries Facebook page for different examples of role play within each setting.

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