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Pastelitos De Lodo

Play is the highest form of research. -Albert Einstein-

The benefits of dramatic play include a variety of explicit opportunities to expand children's communication skills. The children have developed the ability to assign roles and take on their real-world. In this natural learning scenario, Jimena and Avery planned a delicious mud cupcake baking activity. Together they dug out the dirt, placed them on the cupcake bakin sheet, and invited more friends to participate. Issa and Justice joined in the play and helped mix the mud while Jimena and Avery prepared the cupcakes to put them inside the oven.

Jimena

Yo quiero hacer pastelitos de chocolate. (I want to make chocolate cupcakes.

Avery

Yo te ayudo Jimena. Yo poner la lodo en la plato, a si! Un poquito mas. (I can help you Jimena. I can put some mud in the plate like this! Just a little more.)

Issa

Oh! I help. Mucho aquí. Sticky mud. (A lot)

Justice

My turn Issa. Jimena look, más aquí. Here you go.

With a friend’s help, Jimena and Avery accomplished the purpose of completing their cupcake sheet pan.

Jimena

Esta listo y muy caliente. (It’s    ready and very hot.)

Avery 

Mmm, its smells delicioso.(delicious)

Jimena      

iQuien quiere pastelito!

Avery 

iYo! (me!)

Xol

iYo! Yo quiero Jimena. (Me! I want some Jimena.)

Justice

You forgot some sprinkles.

Diego

¿Que están cocinando? (What are you cook-ing?)

Avery     

Son pastelitos! (Their cupcakes!)

Jimena

¿Quieres uno? (Do you want one?)

Diego 

Mmm. No gracias. (No thank you.)

Teacher Reflection

Dramatic play awakens learning opportunities where children can understand real-world roles. Children get to perform scenarios to test their creativity in a fun, engaging way. Through play, children can gain self-confidence, peer interaction, and determination to accomplish their pur-pose of making their delicious mud cupcakes.

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