Wednesday, June 1, 2011

worlds of imagination - resources for imaginative play

There was high excitement when my package arrived from the talented Worlds of Imagination - home of gorgeous hand-made resources for children's imaginative play

I tore it open and looked what popped out:





These resources are more than just cute.  Children are naturally drawn to small, interesting, tactile treasures to use to create their own imaginative worlds - often with little or no adult involvement.



Set the stage for imaginative play by setting out a 'little world' as an invitation to play.  Worlds of Imagination have scores of images of little worlds for inspiration.


Given the time for uninterrupted play, and the opportunity to engage with an array of open-ended resources and natural materials children will create imaginative play scenes alone or in the company of one or two friends for long periods of time.

Forget the children - I haven't stopped playing with my new birds, owls, nests and felt leaves since they arrived!

What are your favorite resources for imaginative play?
Do you have images of imaginative play scenes that you would like to share?
Please post a link in the comments so we can all take a look.

5 comments:

  1. Here's a post from December that shows what my son created home on a sick day: http://abh21.wordpress.com/2010/12/11/open-environment-play/

    Our collection of play silks gets lots of use. The weather is nicer here so we're naturally moving outside, but indoors, the tree blocks are still a favorite, too.

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  2. Play silks and tree blocks are always a winner aren't they Amy? I'm off to check out your link - thanks for sharing it with us.

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  3. Jenny, your site is mentioned here:
    http://good-allthingsgood.blogspot.com/

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  4. Thanks for the heads up Lesley, I'll pop over and have a look.

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  5. I love you! I just found your happy little blog, and it's everything I try to be as a mother. It is ALWAYS good to have a wealth of inspiration to pull from, and browsing around here for a bit has given me that. Thanks - and keep up the good work!

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