Children make interesting decisions about their play, especially when experience centres with similar characteristics such as dry, wet, noisy and quiet are strategically positioned (Dietze & Kashin, 2012). Observations suggest that when experience centres are arranged so that children can clearly make choices about the places for their play, they are more likely to experience play that moves from simple to complex. Examine the graphic below and determine what types of items you would put in each area. Record your ideas in the Comment box below. Then, click on the “Experience Centre Groupings” words below to obtain additional ideas of potential items in each of the groupings.
EXPERIENCE CENTRE GROUPINGS (CLICK HERE)
Are there now additional ideas that you would add to the experience centre groupings? Add your new ideas to the comment box.