Small world play


These days, Dino Boy is generally self directed in his craft and play
He will ask for some materials and then immerse himself in creating
Sometimes though, I still want to join in and craft alongside him *smile*
And what I make… like a lemon tree… can spur his imagination
Until there is a whole orchard of beautiful trees heavy with fruit
And bees busily buzzing by
Often he uses his creations to tell stories
Mostly to himself… and I hear bits and pieces as I work nearby


Happy days,

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  • Reply Deborah Alter-Rasche June 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I love this small world play. Great idea with the buttons and the pipecleaners. I know my maddie will enjoy this 🙂

  • Reply Boy Mama Teacher Mama June 17, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    My son does the same thing. Love the ideas they come up with!

  • Reply Rez P June 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    He is very creative
    Those buttons are too cute

  • Reply Hannah June 17, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Just super sweet. What a lovely little world. 🙂

  • Reply Easy Peasy Kids June 17, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    The play world is simply the best and fosters their imagination to the max

  • Reply Dahle June 18, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    That is a great idea! I never thought about using buttons in that way.

  • Reply Jackie(My Little Bookcase) June 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    My Cammy is a creator too. What do you do with all of Dino Boy’s creations.

    Those fruit trees are adorable.

  • Reply Kate Gribble June 18, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Very happy days indeed.
    Jack is the same. He will play happily building and creating but also loves when I join in. And he’ll often be inspired by what I make too 🙂 These are lovely fruit trees. I could see Jack making something like this…. oh and we have those same buttons 🙂

  • Reply Jodie Clarke June 18, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    They are so sweet and wonderful play prompts Kelly! Where did you get those fantastic little buttons from?

  • Reply no spring chicken June 19, 2013 at 6:54 am

    Beautiful creativity. And when it inspires stories… so much the better!Blessings, Debbie

  • Reply Chelsea June 19, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks for sharing – will definitely use as inspiration! 🙂

  • Reply Kate Lloyd June 21, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Adorable. I loved reading that you could overhear some great conversations. That’s the type of things I love that come from activities like this. Thanks.

  • Reply Nicolette Roux June 28, 2013 at 12:56 am

    LOVE love love love!!

    Pinned and now following on facebook too

  • Reply Danielle Sheridan June 29, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    These are very cute Kelly, love Dino boy’s creations! (and yours too of course!)

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