The Little Blue Truck series are always an all time favorite for so many children, especially the Christmas one. This invitation recreates the book Little Blue Truck's Christmas through small world play. Small world play accompanied with sensory materials are a great way for extending literacy, language, imaginary play, and tactile play. Through play they can reenact what they see in stories and deepen their understanding to the concepts of the book.
For this invitation you will need a sensory tray, insta snow, blue truck, bottle brush trees, farm animals, multi colored lights, cars, and wooden houses. After reading the story invite the child to recreate the story just like the book.
This type of play can be defined as where children accept and assign roles, then act them out. When children engage in play they break through the walls of reality, use their imagination, pretend to be someone or something different from themselves, explore different worlds, and have actions to go along with the roles they have chosen to play.
This type of 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 and understanding of the book.