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  1. The quote is actually Albert Einstein. It is a good one, one of my favorite in fact. Beautiful small world. 🙂

  2. I think I recognized your son acting out Oats & Wild Apples, by Frank Asch, a favorite of mine. I have begun incorporating small world play into the literacy-based arts program that I teach, Start With the Arts. It is a training program for childcare providers in which we model the approach for the providers with the kids in their programs. It’s been a great way to help them expand their concept of dramatic play, especially linked to stories. I draw from all kinds of materials that I have stashed away, from crocheted flowers to shredded paper “grass” (one little girl stuck pieces of it into mounds of modeling clay and called them trees), to corks and pieces of fabric. So much fun!

    1. Melissa~ I understand tight budgets! You’d be surprised what you can find in your toy box already and don’t understimate the creative power of including your children to help you make items from recycled materials. Toilet Paper rolls can be turned into almost anything!
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  3. Jodie @ Growing Book by Book says:

    My kids love small world play and I especially like to combine the play with stories we have read.
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  4. Before I became a blogger I had never heard of small world play, but we’ve always done it. The name might be new but pretending is as old as toddlers and preschoolers themselves. Loved the play ideas – quite a few I want to try!
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