f is for family corner

family corner

still moving in, though this is clearly the nesting phase….my favorite.

family corner

i know we’ll hear this “door” open and close many times.

family corner

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).

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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.

family corner

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.

m is for mirror

• Kids Club • by you.

and s is for shaving cream. : )

• Kids Club • by you.

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.

• Kids Club • by you.

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.

• Kids Club • by you.

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):

• Kids Club • by you.

• Kids Club • by you.

• Kids Club • by you.

• Kids Club • by you.

• Kids Club • by you.

• Kids Club • by you.

this is the outside of our original and now returning preschool.

• Kids Club • by you.

and ahhhhh, this big boy was a preschooler of mine way back in the early days.