Extending the Children’s Interest in the Olympics
Get children talking about the Olympics by asking them open ended questions such as:
Children represent their ideas
All of these activities will enrich children’s play – ensuring they have shared information to develop their play themes. As you observe children playing – you will identify particular aspects of the Olympics that interest them and be able to develop these.
In one service, they set up a punch bag and boxing gloves outside for prospective boxers. 2 girls are observed practicing boxing. One says – ‘Pretend you’re the other boxer and I’m Katie and pretend I win’
This might lead to a discussion on what boys and girls can do at the Olympics…