Small World Play is a really lovely way for children to use their imagination and play with others or independently for a while. Pretend play is often troublesome to beginning with for some of us. It feels strange to play like this now and then there’s when is a good time to play these type of activities with the kids?
Many times all these loose parts end up scattered in bins, boxes and around the house instead of in the hands of the kids.
Come view small world play with fresh eyes. Today’s show has a quick explanation of small world play. I’m sharing ideas for small world play. I also go into detail about common problems with small world play like when they get stuck playing the same scene or the big question- how can I encourage the children to play longer with these small world pieces.
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Something to play in or on
- Open a large cardboard box like the ones for appliances or your big box TV 1. Diorama 2. Cardboard box
- Large gardening trays
- Bins with lids
- Empty large containers
- old tyres
- landscape mats
- cookie sheets
Ideas for Small World Play themes
Compliments of small world play
- no sew mats, felt, playdough, sensory bins, light tables, fabric, playscapes made from felt, Stones, sticks
Where to get the small word play things
- car boot sales
- yard sales
- toy shops
- charity shops
- around the house
- crafty stores
Where do you get your small world play objects? ( In desperate need of more)
WHAT TO DO NEXT:
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