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CONTEXT: Pretend play - shops

Nursery: Shereen - 4 years 4 Months

Engaged with using the till and money (real coins), Shereen invited her teacher Emma to her shop. Passing items she said ’Keep, Keep' as she gave each item to Emma. Shereen then began writing receipts, saying ‘Thank you, bye, bye, Come again. Here’s your receipt.’

Indicating a switch in her role, as shopper, and Emma as shopkeeper. Shereen then wrote a list using letters she knew including ‘H’ and ‘T’, saying as she wrote ‘Cheese burger, apples, bananas.’

Taxonomy: Making meaning in social pretend play and imagination.

  • Exploration with symbols

Gallery 7: The emergence of graphic symbols and texts in pretend play.

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