remember having a shoe box with my 'teacher' bits in. Longing for
a trip to Woolworths so I could buy some exercise book with squares in.
Laying out my classroom, giving out the work and then marking it too.
shone through when the Play Teachers pack falls on my mat. We all
know how much children love Role play and enjoy getting together with
their friends and setting up their desk as head teacher!
love to Role Play, they love to act out the part of their favourite
teacher and have friends join in the Classroom game. It helps them to
learn and builds confidence.
The NEW arrival ‘Playteachers’ was created by School
Teacher Frazer Moyes. The game is creative, builds on the fun aspect of
Role Play too. This game is designed for 4-10 year olds. The game
enables them to create their own mini-classroom utilising a teacher’s
register which they love. Seriously, I could have dreamt about this
when I was younger. We refer to this pack as a game. Yes of
course it is but I wanted to make sure you understand that it is not
prescriptive as a game that you purchase may be. This one is only
as interesting as the participant wants it to be.
This game also comes with a drywipe, flashcard and pen,
homework chart, daily timetable, certificates and stickers. So much on
offer and each game the child can create a different theme. A game that
will change every time. The challenge is for your children to create
invent and enjoy learning along the way.
This set actually is just
Frazer says “When my teenage daughters were younger, they
loved to play teachers. They always wanted me to provide them with
ideas for their ‘lessons,’ and this gave me the idea to create a game.
Playteachers is an interactive traditional game teaching
children to be creative, interact and take control. A game that will
challenge their imaginations and encourage them to learn new skills.
In his own
classroom, on Fridays, when children are asked who wants to play
teachers during golden time, Frazer says that most hands shoot up.
"Imagination has no limits as children can have fun creating their own
school using the props enclosed with each pack" Indeed one child
recently remarked "I love the game it makes my toys come alive."
Frazer says Playteacher's key features are that it is Fun, Encourages
imaginative play, Builds confidence, helps advance verbal and listening
skills and is ideally suited to all children who want to be The Teacher.
Following on from the success of playteachers, two further booster packs
have recently been launched. Designed to complement and 'top up' the
original game , they are called play lunchtimes and play school trips.
I could see the possibilities
are endless so given this to a child to play with was actually quite
challenging - I wanted to play myself. I have teddies and I am
sure my dog and rabbits would sit still for a lesson - No, well they
Alas I gave play teachers to
two 6 years olds to play with instead. These guys have a
wealth of imagination and usually this results in superheroes or
something a bit active so it was quite lovely to see them pull up some
chairs, ask for some blu tac and set up their school. We did have
a little disagreements but once that was out the way both children were
able to hold their classes for us adults being the students. We
all had a snigger at how the classroom 'jobs' were handed out in each
class. These young teachers certainly knew about class rules and
stuck to them when someone mucked about. Adults are like that
aren't they? They like to test their teacher!
I am impressed at how this
pack is so well thought out. Using dry wipe boards makes this a
timeless piece of equipment to be had fun over and over again.
Looking on the website at the other sets I can see as much fun would be
had with those too.
Playteachers is designed for 4-10 year olds and RRP £9.50 for play
teachers and £4.75 each for school trips and play lunchtimes. The
Trio pack is currently £16.50 on
www.playteachers.com and you can
follow all the latest updates by catching up with Playteachers on
This new arrival is NOW available Amazon
the online Catalogue
www.playteachers.com and in
selected Toy Stores nationwide.