I posted this picture on our Facebook Page before Christmas of last year. This was a gift for my then barely 3 year old son – real medical equipment – and his Poppy’s (my father’s) medical bag from 1969.
The use of real materials not only goes along with our parenting style, but it’s also an integral part of the Reggio Emilia philosophy – where children are seen as highly capable learners having an extraordinary amount of inborn abilities, potential, strength and creativity.
The Dr. Kit consists of (click on the items for link on where to buy)…..
FOR A VIDEO OF OUR CHILDREN EXPLORING THESE TOOLS
RLs girls have been playing Doctor for as long as I can remember. Her oldest recently got some real tools for her 4th birthday. Check out this amazing Doctors Office RL created….
We also use real “tool tools” in our playroom:
- AK (MESE, MECD)