Sustainable learning Vanuatu Style: Support children to develop a sense of identity through Play!

Help Children Develop Their Sense of Identity: Small World Play

Small world play supports children to develop a sense of identity, promotes imagination and language skills and can be created out of just about anything. Children naturally create small worlds with found items like sticks, stones and shells. Making your family or community out of cardboard gives children an opportunity to pretend they are different characters in their own lives. They practice critical social and language skills, needed to navigate real life. Children often create complex social situations from their own lives, in which they create solutions, and build emotional resilience and regulation.


What you will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Markers
  • Scissors

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What to do:

Draw all the characters of your child’s family and community. Cut the out. You can make a little stand by cutting a rectangle if card and inserting it vertically.

How to use:

Children can use for imaginative play. They can create any situation or story they like.

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