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Doctors and nurses

Three year old Alice has recently been for a doctors appointment. She plays a game of Drs and nurses with her friend Bobby.

Good for looking at

  • Pretend play
  • Friendship
  • Socialising
  • Communication
  • Understanding the world
 

Three year old Alice has recently been for a doctors appointment. She plays a game of Drs and nurses with her friend Bobby.

Notice

  • What are the children are interested in? (Look out for non-verbal and body language as well as spoken language)
  • How are the children learning? Which areas of development, engagement and characteristics of learning can you observe?
  • What is valuable about the materials provided?

Reflect

What are your thoughts about:

  • What the children are exploring?
  •  Alice says – ‘Are you pretending to be a Doctor?’  What does this tell you about What the children understand about their play?
  • The areas of learning and development being supported?
  • The adult’s role – how did she support the girls?
  • The importance of the environment and the materials?

Respond

What would you do to:

  • Encourage the children’s interest in role play?
  • Support Alice after her trip to the doctors?
  • Help the children work through fears they may have?

What next:

  • Do you engage in play with the children in your setting? How do you know when to interact and when to stand back?
  • Could you suggest a way of encouraging this kind of role play in your own setting?
  • How can you encourage the use of pretend play to support children in working through fears and worries they may have?

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