Dramatic Play area
Dress up clothes, including multicultural ones,
are provided for both genders. Multicultural dolls
and dolls with varying physical abilities are also
Dramatic play is enriched with themed prop boxes,
firefighter, police officer, doctor/nurse, judge,
astronaut, restaurant worker, ballet dancer,
pilot, singer, construction worker, grocery store,
hair stylist, florist, or beach party.
A wall of windows in the classroom
give children chances to easily watch seasonal
changes and provide beneficial natural lighting.
The telephone booth encourages communication.
Children for whom English is a second language
have found playing in the telephone booth a
"safe way" to try out their emerging
English. One year, seven children --all from
Korea--were lined up to use it!
Children can choose from a collection of dramatic play kits
that are labeled with written words and
corresponding pictures. Shown are prop kits for
playing grocery store, astronaut, beach party,
pilot/singer or hair stylist. Other dramatic play
kits include: florist, construction worker,
dancer, police officer, fire fighter, cheerleader,
restaurant, doctor/nurse, and Santa &