1. Once the deconstructed role play area is set up in your classroom and the children have spent
some time getting to know their new area, the benefits of this will become clear. Here are
some benefits to deconstructed role play and some reasons you might want to try it out:
● Talk. This area will encourage children to use language you never knew they were
capable off. The children will have in depth conversations and discussions while
building their construction as well as when they are playing with the finished product.
● It's child initiated. The children have total control over what they decide to create and
therefore what they learn. When the children have decided on the theme themselves it
often leads to greater engagement and is used for a longer period of time.
● It promotes cooperative play. Often when one child starts a creation, this leads to
more children joining in. The children often negotiate who will take on what role
during the construction as well as deciding together on the rules of the play.