Tiny toy objects play big in the minds of kids. Small world play unleashes the potential of a kid's flexible imagination to both focus and expand moment-by-moment.
Beyond doll houses and Legos, two mainstays of small world play, there's many great ideas from the crafting and kid play community. Check out my Pinterest board on small world play. I'm digging the fairy gardens, though we'll have to work up to the level of sophistication of the gardens I've pinned!
At preschool this winter (bye!!), my guy made a bear cave (pictured at top), and if he's lucky we'll make a winter wonderland this weekend using shaving cream!
For now, I'm happy to keep it easy. During a break in our rainy days, we played dinosaur outside by turning a planter into a terrarium.