Complete Block & Small World Area
Our Complete Block & Small World Area will inspire young children to be adventurous, imaginative and creative – critical behaviors for effective learning. Block & Small world play draws children into a wonderful world of story, it is a fantastic resource that helps them to use their imagination and explore the world. ...read more...Read More >
Working with blocks supports the continued development of fine motor skills – hand-eye co-ordination and spatial awareness as well as encouraging creative thinking and problem solving that require good communication and social skills. Through their natural desire to explore objects, children soon become confident in handling the blocks, placing and combining them in many different ways. Our Complete Block & Small World Area will inspire young children to be adventurous, imaginative and creative – critical behaviors for effective learning. Mathematical skills and a strong understanding of 3D shapes, arrays and fractions for example –are also reinforced through the nature of the blocks and how they are arranged and labelled.
Small world play draws children into a wonderful world of story – rich in language, it is a fantastic resource that helps them to use their imagination and explore the world around them. By offering our high quality complete block & small world area that connects with the real world, children are able to represent the people and places familiar to them. In addition, fantasy characters enhance the collection for older children. They act out narratives and ideas through the characters, scenery and props and are able to reflect on and respond to the events in their lives.
Whether wild animals, royal figures, farm animals or fantasy characters – all come to life as children engage in storytelling full of rich and sophisticated plots and characters. Children will develop confidence to share ideas and talk to their peers whilst they play, learning to negotiate, share resources and co-operate as part of a group.
Our Complete Block & Small World Area includes the following:
- 2 x Mid Level Shelving Unit – Wing Back
- Set of Wooden Arches – Made of high-quality solid wood, these arches are a great addition to small world fantasy scenes.
- Large Tower with Door – This large wooden tower is available with an opening wooden door just the right size for our characters.
- Wooden Steps and Wooden Bridges.
- Set of Farm Animals – Farm animals recognizable from stories and rhymes encourage children to story and add their own sounds and ideas, expanding vocabulary.
- Set of Fantasy Characters – Fairies, Kings and Queens appear in so many stories familiar to children which they can narrate and expand further.
- Set of Magical Creatures – Fantasy small world play allows children to venture into their imaginations and story with mystical creatures like unicorns, a phoenix or a dragon.
- Set of British Animals – Children will relish retelling stories about British wildlife and will soon be able to invent their own stories.
- Set of Wild Animals – Wild animals will stimulate expression of language, sounds and speaking in character.
- Set of Wooden Discs – In a range of sizes from 2cm-10cm.
- Mopani Wood Piece – Real wooden pieces are just the place to hide within or behind and add that extra realistic detail to the small world landscape.
- Multicultural Family Set – Introduce children to our multicultural family set. Featuring 8 family members in a range of generations. The extra-large feet enable these high-quality figures to be free standing.
- Grass – 51cm square grass piece – This piece of artificial grass is perfect for children to set a scene for our British Wildlife or Farm Animals.
- Set of Fabric – Featuring a range of colors and prints to represent water, snow, sand or lava to enhance small world play.
- Set of Wooden People – Featuring medium, tall and broad skittle people, these wooden figures provide a blank canvas on which a variety of people can be depicted.
- Set of Wooden Photo holders.
- Set of Board Pieces –125 x 105 x 4mm, 215 x70 x 4mm, 175 x175 x 4mm, 175 x175 x 4mm. In four different shapes, board pieces are great addition to add multiple levels to buildings as well as walls and a roof.
- Medium Basic Block Set – This set of 60-piece wooden blocks feature a wide range of sizes and shapes including cylinders, cuboids, triangular prisms, and cubes.
- Set of Tops and Spires – Featuring cones, discs, wheels and semi-spheres, this set will extend capacity for building bigger and more interesting structures.
- Set of Spirit Levels – Wooden spirit levels, 15cm long, calibrated and fully function-able. This set of real spirit levels will give children a new way to help perfect their work.
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