All Kinds of Planes Small World Play
We loved the book All Kinds of Cars by Carl Johanson which is a fantastic whacky filled visual collection of cars, so naturally All Kinds of Planes has become a favorite too. To explore the world of every kind of air transportation you can imagine flying, a small world play accompanied with sensory materials is a great way for extending literacy, language, imaginary play, & tactile play.
To set this small world play in a tuff tray place blue cellophane paper, cotton pads, and an array of air transportation. Invite the children to explore and fly away!
Through this kind of play children can reenact what they see in stories, shows, experiences, & environments around them to deepen their understanding of the world. This type of play can be defined as where children accept & assign roles, then act them out.
When children engage in small world play they break through the walls of reality, use their imagination, pretend to be someone or something different from themselves, explore different worlds, & have actions to go along with the roles they have chosen to play.
Play is an integral part of the developmental learning process by allowing children to develop skills in such areas as abstract thinking, literacy, math, & social studies, in a timely natural manner. They are able to play and manipulate a variety of materials and textures that stimulate their mind & body while deepening their connection & understanding of the world.
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