Learning about community helpers—police officers, doctors, etc.—and pretending to be them was an amazing experience for the children. By participating in dramatic play with costumes, and acting out behaviors of community helpers, children develop important social/emotional skills and are more comfortable with the actual community helpers. It is important for children to learn and understand their role in a community and to understand that there are safe, friendly people to help them if they get sick or have emergencies. We had a blast pretending to be fire fighters. Jennifer made a fire truck with the children that we used to put out fires around the school.
Also, as you know, our beloved guinea pig Polly died during this week. So, we wrote letters during our post office day to help cope with our loss. It was a great way for the children to let out their emotion on paper and speak to their peers about their feelings.
About Summer Camp
It’s summer at Milestones, and that means camp! Each week we have tons of fun activities based on a single theme, such as the Ocean, Dinosaurs, and Cooking. Each theme will integrate, math, science, art, literature, and dramatic play, with each activity will emphasizing one of these topics in order to develop the whole child. View a calendar of the themes and activities for this month.Tags: community, doctors, fire fighters, firemen, imaginary play, police, police officers