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By Sally Grayearly years teacher and writer

Get into character and use role-play toys to develop sorting, shaping and imaginative skills

Tea party

1 Our snack bar

Make tasty play-dough treats to sell in a role-play snack bar

Physical Development

Moving and Handling

Development matters: understand that equipment and tools have to be used safely (30-50 months); explore malleable materials by patting, stroking, poking, squeezing, pinching and twisting them (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: handle equipment and tools effectively…

What you need

Group size: whole group.

Role-play area set up as a snack bar; table; chairs; play dough; pictorial menu cards; play-dough tools and cutters; plastic crockery.

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