Preschool through IB Middle School

Say Cheese!

Helen Peterson, Preschool Teacher
The children have been enjoying our latest dramatic play area this week - a photo booth! They were particularly excited to see a real camera available for them to use and from all the giggles that have been coming from the photo booth, they are truly enjoying the stimulus. The children have worked together to dress up using the props and then taking photos of each other. The results have been impressive and given us many laughs. Here are some of this week's photos to enjoy!

I love to provide opportunities in the classroom that enable the children to use real tools. A camera is a perfect example for young children because whilst it provides a true experience for the children there are no safety risks. We were able to have a good discussion on how to use the camera carefully so as not to break it, understanding the true consequences of misusing it. The use of a real camera makes the play area far more interesting to the children and provides a real sense of accomplishment and joy on seeing the results. Young children are very capable and offering them the chance to use real tools acknowledges their abilities. The children are truly bonding with each other through this experience, they are learning to play cooperatively, taking turns and helping each other. 
We plan on using some of these fun photos as writing stimulus.
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