We know that play underpins the EYFS. It also underpins learning and all aspects of children’s development. Through play, children develop language skills, their emotions and creativity, social and intellectual skills.

Earlier this week, my mindees used the Duplo to build a large pyramid. “Look we’ve built a huge pyramid” they told me.  I asked them in which country they may find pyramids. The elder of them knew that the pyramids are located in Egypt and told me that one of the pyramids was The Great Pyramid of Giza. I told them the capital of Egypt was Cairo “Oh my parents have been there” she said.

They then extended this all into their role play setting up a great pyramid scene with talk of pharaohs and sphinxes. It was fascinating listening and watching them, imparting facts and asking questions of one another.

Areas of Learning Covered: Maths (Shapes), Expressive Arts and Design (Being Imaginative), Communication & Language, Understanding the World.

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