What is a small world? Well I think of it as an extension of pretend play with miniatures. Ideal for lots of speech and language goals and fun for parents and children alike.

Play ideas

1. Farm 

Set up your farm theme with a patch of artificial grass, stones, tractor and a tub of ‘water’.

2. Beach / Ocean 

A small tub of water with shells, fish, a net and a scoop.


3. Ambulance / Hospital


4. Bug Hunt – magnifying glass, insects, collecting jar.


5. Dolls House / TreeHouse / Castle

6. Pirates

7. Rubbish Truck

8.  Camping

9. Construction Site

10. Kids Playground / Park