1. The basic items in the imagination station box are items which will remain in the box no
matter what direction the play takes. These resources are objects which can be used by the
children to enhance their learning. The items in the imagination station include:
● Fabrics - The children will choose to use this in various ways. For example, one child
may choose to use some material as a superhero cape and role play this scenario.
However a different child may choose to use the same piece of material as a picnic
blanket and role play having a picnic in the garden.
● Clipboard - The children will have different opinions on who uses a clipboard and
choose to model the behaviour of these people.
● Sticky labels - The children can write labels on these. For example, if a child is
pretending to be a doctor they can write this on their label. If a child is building a
pirate ship they may choose to write this on a label or draw a pirate flag.
● Pegs - These can be used to clip materials and fabrics to various places. The children
may choose to hang material from above with the pegs to create a den. The pegs could
also be used to hang paper or symbols to represent something.
● Pens - The children could use these pens to design a backdrop for a scenario they are
playing. The children may also use these to design flags, symbols, signs or wording to
go with their construction.
Once a scenario has been established by the children, adults can then add in items to further
enhance the learning of the children. For example, if the children have taken a particular
interest in doctors, the practitioners could add items such as stethoscopes, bandages, outfits.
These items can be changed and adapted as the theme evolves.