Our play room is equipped with a variety of Open-Ended Loose-Parts, and toys chosen to encourage open ended play, while experiencing the beauty and tranquility of nature. Many of them are either handmade by teachers and children or purchased from the artisans who created them.
We offer toys that leave it to the child's imagination to dictate the play. We don't use 'Play Food' as cute and tempting as these can be, it is vitally important to us here, that the child creates the play. So, we have domino's that become the cookies, or other beautiful bits to create the stew. Hair cutting station may use a plush opossum for shears for that needed trim. This is a VERY IMPORTANT component to our play, and very intentional.
The space is designed to allow for a variety of activities including dramatic play, home-life, building, loose parts, puzzles, games, reading and large motor play.