Children's imaginations are rich and wonderful, and open, imaginative play gives them opportunities to play out their ideas, concerns, desires, and wonders. This castle, along with fairies, knights, dragons, jewels, shells, and more, has been a favorite at school.
Here the castle is covered with snow,
and a trail of rocks leads away from it. Just to take a minute or two and listen to how the children negotiate who will play with which character, where they will be in the castle, and deciding how to manage the powerful play themes, tells a lot about how the children are developing and growing.