Small World Play

A Squash and A Squeeze Small World Play

A Squash and A Squeeze, by Julia Donaldson, is a firm favourite book here. The story is brilliant, the repetition makes it enjoyable to read and very memorable, and the illustrations by Axel scheffler are fabulous. I thought it’d be fun to bring the tale to life for the children with some really simple small world play. This has been one of the fastest activities I think I’ve ever set up and they did enjoy playing with it. You’ll need: Farm animals – hen, goat, pig and cow A figure for the old lady Lego/Building Blocks The Activity: The children Read more >

Pets Small World Play

With the kids loving their new pets and all things guinea pigs, including pretending to be them several times a day, I thought it would be fun to create a little small world play around them. My children wanted to make this about their guinea pigs, but any pet goes! You’ll need: A drawer/tray Hay/straw Play dough Googly eyes Play food Invitation to play: I got the small world ready, and invited the children to come and create their guinea pigs, name them, and then make them toys and keep them happy. There was a lot of wheeking noises! I Read more >

Sharing A Shell Small World Play

A joyful thing has been happening here lately. My son has discovered the wonder of books. For those of you that know me, you’ll know how happy this makes me! Don’t get me wrong, he’s always enjoyed his bedtime stories, and has had several books every night since he was just a few weeks old, but it’s like something has suddenly changed and he sees them differently now. They are now holding a fascination for him, and he’s reading a greater variety and asking for them in the daytime, too. This was something that his sister often did as a Read more >