The Oakwood House toddlers have been loving the new mud kitchen tools we have. Playing in the mud kitchen works incredibly well as part of their physical, social and emotional development, encouraging role play, sharing and turn taking. The kitchen style environment promotes role play amongst children and it's not uncommon to see our little learners taking on the role of a chef in a restaurant kitchen or mum or dad cooking at home.
We collected natural materials such as leaves, sticks and mud to make mud pies and leaf stew. After a well prepared mud meal toddlers love exploring our forest and sitting in their leaf/stick made den too!