Ok, so I work in an FSU, spread over 2 rooms, 25 in R, 15 in N, 5 adults. My concern is that my boys are tending to only work in 'boyish' areas, such as construction, while my girls are constantly being 'mummies' in the home corner. This is not something I promote, I never talk about areas being for boys/girls and I always encourage children to use all the areas and praise those that do. How do I get them out of this? I have a very boy heavy year so there's lots of boisterous, rough play, lots of making 'guns' and 'light sabres' and killing each other. Sometimes I think the girls take refuge in the home corner for the peace. What drives me mad is that the girls play the same storylines day in and day out, having tea with their babies and being yappy little dogs! I have successfully managed to get 1 boy (technically a Y1 child who has stayed back due to SEN) to work across all areas by introducing a ticklist and sand timer. He has to choose a different area each session, take his 10 min sand timer and work there for that period of time minimum and then come to me and discuss what he has done. Then he gets to tick off that area. The aim is to work everywhere by the end of the week. Has had really good results and he is now managing this all independently though I had to shadow him nearly constantly at first. How can I get this same result from a whole class? Any suggestions much appreciated! Am on the verge of taking away all the construction toys and closing the home corner! Seriously though, I have considered packing up the usual 'home corner' furniture and provding more open ended props such as cardboard boxes, fabric and the dressing up box only. Any other tried and tested ideas?