- Describe features of the environment (e.g., toys and equipment, how space is arranged) where this scene takes place. Where are the teachers and children? What materials are they using? How are they interacting with each other? How are the teachers engaged with the children? How do they support the children's imaginative play?
- Which teaching practices does the teacher wearing the sweater use to help the boy who wants to put on the ladybug suit? What does the teacher wearing the short-sleeved shirt use with the "ladybug" wearing red pants? Check the "Know" and "Do" sections for ideas. What do the children do once they have the ladybug suits on? What do the teachers say to the children? How does that encourage creativity?
- What does the teacher wearing the sweater say to encourage the children to engage in pretend play together? How does the "ladybug” respond? What do the other children do?
- How might the children's imaginary play support their learning?
- Why might this classroom have multiple dress-up costumes? What other props could the teacher provide to extend children's creativity and imaginative play?
- What else might these children do during make-believe play, for example, using language in creative ways? How could their teachers support that kind of play? What would the children need from their teachers?