Beach play scene

13 Jun

I often think my children aren’t that good at playing but when I look in their toy box I can see why. It’s a complete jumble of mixed up toys which all look very uninviting. I’ve realised that at their young age they often need a prompt or some kind of encouragement.

When I worked in nurseries we would always set out the toys before the children arrived and make the activities look as inviting as possible. This is now something I intend to do at home a lot more.

I set up our first play scene today based on one of our favourite places – the beach.

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I put large and small pebbles and shells at one end and a pile of sand with a ‘bucket and spade’. I filled a tray with water for the sea and added some blue glass pebbles. I included some small figures to play on the beach. Unfortunately we don’t have many little people but Mr Tumble seemed to enjoy his trip to the seaside!

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Both the monsters enjoyed playing with this especially once The Limpet decided to mix the sea in with the sand.

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I will definitely be setting up more imaginative play scenes for them to explore in the future.

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2 Responses to “Beach play scene”

  1. Cerys @ Rainy Day Mum June 13, 2012 at 9:51 am #

    This is brilliant – we did our first one last week an ocean themed one. J has loved it so much that I have made a rock pool one for him this week which he goes and gets when ever he wants.

  2. eleniantoniou June 13, 2012 at 5:14 pm #

    this is such a cool idea. my little one loves loves loves the beach so you can be sure this will be coming up soon!

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