Storytelling and reading stories has continued to be an interest over the week here in Sandstone, the children continue to incorporate the fairy-tale stories in their play.
Over in the block corner there was some construction of a building going on; it had small blocks around the perimeter and tall towers in the middle. The children were working together to add pieces and construct a common settlement. Once the children were close to finishing their project Kane, Max and a few others had started stomping around and saying “Fe Fi Fo Fum” and came crashing over to the building. I sat back and observed the events that were happening waiting to hear protests of the building crashing down. But something surprising happened next, the children who were building welcomed the children who were stomping around into their play. The play moved from a building phase to a deconstruction phase, this included the stomping around and chanting of the giants. I start to wonder if the reading of “Jack and the Bean Stock” to the children as a group in our morning meetings lead to this co-operative play? Having inspiration from a story the children recognized there was a sequence of events that happen in play and the chanting of “Fe Fi Fo Fum” made that connection for them. How have you noticed your child at home making connection from a favorite story into their play or everyday life?