Sunday, July 8, 2012
Expanding on play
"B, I would love to come but I don't have an invitation."
He ran to his room to get busy. He made the C's on the top of the first page.
"Here's you invitation."
"Oh, thank you so much. But I don't know how to get there."
He grabbed the paper out of my hand and returned to his crayons. He drew map. His map was a DORA kind of map where you had to go around things and jump over things. While I was working on getting to his bedroom, his sister came sneaking in to see what we were playing.
It is so easy to expand on play but just making a statement. I could have easily have went straight to his room with the oral invite but had I done that I would have "lost" all this great learning!