This is a great way to facilitate more make-believe play in your child. These scenes are best for children who are 2 1/2 or older. They can still be presented to younger ones and they will learn a ton from it, but they aren’t quite developmentally ready for this level of advanced pretend play.
Ok, so what is Small World Play? Let me just show you. All of these scenes are from The Imagination Tree blog. You can see all of her small world scenes here.
A Nativity Scene
Going to the beach
A Town for her little one.
Perks of small world play
Helps with understanding their world
Good for coordination and fine motor skills.
Good for language development
Helps foster emotional regulation
Increases problem solving skills
Activity #11: Set up a Scene
Use your imagination and come up with your own small world scene! It can be of anything you want and made out of anything you wish.
J has a little people nativity and I’m going to use that and add some grass, sand, and maybe a few other things and see what he does with it. He might not do much make-believe at 19 months…but you never know!
Tomorrow: Let’s get cooking!
The box city is magnificent!