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.