still moving in, though this is clearly the nesting phase….my favorite.
i know we’ll hear this “door” open and close many times.
this family corner will also serve as a play area on sundays. this means that we’ll leave this set up as is (unlike other shelves/tables that we will move against the walls).
i like the term “family corner” more than “dramatic play” or “play kitchen” or “housekeeping.” hopefully i will actually get used to calling it that.
UPDATED: as i look at these photos, i remember what our family corner used to look like (plastic kitchen sets, hand me down soft chairs, a green braided rug from someone’s basement, a shelf with layers of paint…). in early 2002 a fire destroyed our classroom which resulted in all new (and matching!!!) equipment. i am so grateful for these high quality and beautiful props for our play.
and s is for shaving cream. : )
our mirrors came in handy for a multi-age kids club meeting (the first ever). the activity was shaving cream and water play. honestly, shaving cream play always makes me nervous…the eye stinging possibility.
there was one moment. luckily he is 10, can stay calm with his eyes closed and can even laugh when i said i would take a picture of him.
the mirrors not only provided a place to see our silly selves all shaving creamed up, but a finger painting surface and most exciting, an instant fun house. because these are shatterproof acrylic, they are bendable (yes, one mirror did crack, but one out of 6 isn’t bad…and then we knew how far they could be bent):
this is the outside of our original and now returning preschool.
and ahhhhh, this big boy was a preschooler of mine way back in the early days.
starting to move in to our new space…(though we’ve cleared it all out again to get the floors sealed).