Incorporating children’s interest in superheroes and popular culture can be a challenging issue but holds fascination for them as they explore their world. This invaluable resource will help practitioners respond positively with opportunities to support children’s creativity and imagination, their communication, language and literacy skills, across all areas of the EYFS.
The ideas can be developed both indoors and outside, as children have a real need to ‘act out’ their experiences and feelings through physical play. They may want to explore identity, issues around power and control, or simply to try out a different role. All of this feeds into their active learning and thinking skills. Superhero play can also be about developing skills for conflict resolution, negotiation and problem solving. 59pp, A4.