Lydia C. Lee is still trying to work out what to do with her one wild and precious life. She currently is a haphazard blogger. Read more at holidazeandhellidaze.blogspot.com.au or www.pandoraandmax.blogspot.com
Published June 4th 2015
“Play is the work of the child” – Maria Montessori
Early childhood studies stress the importance of play and imaginative play allows children to explore and learn. Wannabees Family Playtown opens up an exciting world for children to pretend to be all the jobs they see around them.
There's no gender stereotyping here. Just roam the village and grab a costume. It is interesting to watch the same little girls busy in the beauty parlour, later don hard hats and build on the construction site.
My doll crazy daughter has less interest in the maternity ward of the hospital and heads straight to the Fire Station to climb the ladder and slide down the poll. Wannabees brings out different interests, as all the rooms are enticing, and offer different aspects of play. I need to add, I love the look on the children's faces when they realise they're using real water to put out the fire!
In the same way the children's parties have a host, the casual visit kids have a dedicated host that leads them through the rooms and activities, including newsreading on TV and green screen room as well as a fashion parade and disco. So don't worry if you're turning up by yourself. It won't take long to find a friend.