A theme or topic is used to guide the play. This can emerge from the children’s own interests, a class discussion, a story read aloud by the teacher or an upcoming event. The topic facilitates curriculum integration through play and the teacher also uses the topic in other subject/curriculum area lessons.
There is huge emphasis on oral language in our infant classrooms and children spend time role playing and talking about what they are doing. At the end of each play session the children look back at pictures of themselves and describe what they were doing during their play activity.