Role play for me was such a massive part of my childhood, I had a wooden house in the back garden filled with all the mod cons (plastic of course) and many happy memories playing mum to my dolls, sitting and feeding them, pretending to wash the dishes – if only that was the case now ! Role play is vital for young children, as it encourages communication and problem solving skills, It provides independence and active exploration whilst learning about the world around them. So when I saw a new venture setting up in town I had to take a further look.
Pop up Play Village is for children who love to role play. It’s made up of a vets, supermarket, cafe, baby nursery and a hospital. Its aimed at birth to 8 years, with a baby area especially for the younger ones while older children can explore the various features while learning reading and mathematical skills in the supermarket using the pre made shopping lists, encouraging the children to communicate with each other in the cafe and teaching emotional skills in the vets and the hospital.
Becky who thought of the idea is a primary school teacher and knows exactly how important it is to have a quality and educational play experience on the door step. Taking the set up around from place to place means it’s accessible for everyone on a weekly basis. Not only is there a range of features but a cute little art studio where for a small extra cost they can decorate wooden toys and take them home. Pop up Play are also offering parties which is something different from the normal soft play areas, with an added educational element.
To all my local readers this is something you shouldnt miss out on and if your looking for something different to do during the Easter holidays they’re popping up in Caversham twice, to take a further look and book your space click here. Theres also a fabulous giveaway going on over on their facebook page, you can actually win a party see here.
Go give them a look, its well worth it !