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Little Details Play Set

Sharpen mental acuity while improving memory, inspiring story-telling, and open-ended play with the Little Details Play Set. This portable game can be used and played with in so many different ways…

-Match the 20 wooden trinkets to their appropriate picture & word card– or have them matched to shadow contours.
-Put all the trinkets in the bag and choose a card – see if you can find the right item without peeking inside the bag. Feel around, investigating the contours of each piece to find the proper shape and size.
-Lay the pieces out on the felt play mat. Have your little investigator take a mental picture of them. Cover them up and quietly take one piece away, see if she can discover which piece is missing. For younger problem-solvers start with a couple objects. You can make the game more difficult by adding pieces.
-Set up miniature “still life” scenes with the wooden pieces. Have your little artist follow the curves of the pieces with his eyes and draw his findings in the pocket-sized Moleskine book. Create “Contour” and “Blind Contour” drawings using these whimsical wooden pieces as subject matter.
-Hide the objects around the room and see if your little one can find all 20.
-Take the objects out of the bag, one at a time, and tell a story incorporating your hidden treasures into the story line. Be sure to take notes so you can look back on the plot later.

This set provides a myriad of teaching possibilities. Discuss new vocabulary like shape, form, and line types. Incorporate drawing styles like Contour Line Drawings, and Blind Contour drawings.

Open your mind to seeing things in a new way – a “thimble” could be a hat…or a pot…or a cup…or a rowboat for a ladybug. Let your little one’s imagination be the guide to exploring life’s Little Details in this magical, open-ended play set.

What’s in the bag:
20 Miniature Wooden Trinkets
1 Felt Play Mat
1 Muslin Play Cloth (for hiding the objects)
20 Find Me cards (a picture of the object and its name is on one side while a simple silhouette of the object is on the reverse)
1 Pocket Moleskine and 1 miniature gel pen to doodle your discoveries

*Note: The pieces in the Little Details play set are small and could pose a choking hazard. This set is not intended for little ones one still mouth things. Only you know your little one best. As with all toys, little ones should be supervised while at play.*

* All of my creations were made with your little one in mind. Each piece was designed to nurture child development through open-ended play. These pieces can be used to broaden your little one's understanding and knowledge of our world and were created as early educational toys. I am inspired by the teachings of Montessori; the natural beauty of Waldorf; and incorporate a myriad of other learning-through-play philosophies when I design. It makes me smile to see my made-with-love pieces being toted for use as preschool toys and in natural play settings. Thank you for helping me support little minds, bodies, and imaginations through engaging, hands-on play and discovery.

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Little Details - A Montessori and Waldorf Inspired Wooden Art Toy


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  • Materials: wood, muslin, ink, paper, felt
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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