The role-play area in nursery has been transformed into a deconstructed role play area. Deconstructed role play allows children to fully engage in the role play experience with no limitations placed on their imaginations. The children can transform it into whatever they like. They are provided with cardboard boxes that they can draw on and use to make into something. They are also given blank pillowcases that they can draw on to create their own costumes.
It creates a language rich learning space where children can interact with one another, sharing ideas and developing their own storylines and narratives. The children are completely free to follow their interests.
We have had some wonderful ideas from the children and it has been transformed into fire engines, a kitchen for a chef, space rockets and a dinosaur land so far.