November in the Playroom
Every so often the playroom receives a toy that captivates the imagination and interest of many children. Recently a rather large fire station was donated. Immediately upon seeing this toy, we knew we had to bring it into the playroom. The children were fascinated with the new addition and plenty of play followed. To add to their experience, we ensured that several fire fighters were available as well as a collection of fire trucks and of course fire helmets for the children to wear. By including animals and trains, the children were also able to add their own ideas to the play. Even a red pepper shaker often found its way to the fire station, likely as a hydrant – or so we assumed. The fire station has now been put away to allow for some “new” toys to be rotated into play. This helps to ensure that the playroom continues to provide new and interesting activities for the children. But have no fear, the fire station will come out again.