Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs!
It never ceases to amaze me how little things found in nature drive children’s imagination and creativity, and help them reach the highest forms of imaginative play. It all started one day, when we were busy digging outside, and one child said, ‘Look, a dinosaur bone’. That was the spark that started days and days of digging to retrieve more dinosaur bones in our ‘excavation site’. The children called themselves ‘archaeologists’ and worked together showing such good teamwork, determination, and high levels of engagement and fascination. Their learning about dinosaurs continued inside, where we read books on dinosaurs and learnt to appreciate the different types of dinosaurs and their names. They learnt other big words such as ‘herbivore’ and ‘carnivore’ and showed fascination in learning about how the dinosaurs became ‘extinct’.
Nursery 4 teacher