When the children arrived at preschool, they found this large outdoor cafe all set up and ready for play…

The backdrop that you see in the photo is a very large cardboard box panel that I painted so it would look like a wall with windows and a curtain…

Additional props for play included a basket of fruit and a basket of dishes…

I also set out aprons for those who wanted to dress the part of a food server and notepads for taking orders…

So much learning takes place through dramatic play. We are writing, communicating, cooperating, and for the most part sharing. We are using our imaginations and practicing daily life skills…