We are very thankful to Carmine’s grandma
for the donation of make up to the “ Llama Salon.” I set up an invitation to play by adding the
make up palates, sponges, spray bottle and cloths in the dramatic play area positioned
near the doll heads. The children appeared excited and surprised. I observed the
sparkle in their eyes as they experimented on the dolls faces and their
conversations reflected their interest. “I am going to use the blue eye shadow
over her eyes” says one child to another as they converse on how to place the
make up on the dolls. Dramatic play has been a strong interest for the school
age children. Whether its acting out commercials they scripted themselves or
fashion shows with the dress up clothes. The language of dramatic arts is
apparent in this program.
Christy Kuokkanen SSW.