The Imaginary Worlds project encouraged young children to explore, be curious and learn about the world around them through their play experiences. Using a variety of simple props in a bag, children from 22 early years settings across Leeds imagined and told their own unique stories.
"The children were all very proud that they had made a story and were keen to tell me about it again the following day. They seemed more confident in relating their ideas to others as this has shown in other imaginative play and story making."
Practitioner, Imaginary Worlds
Whole New Worlds
Building on the huge success of the Imaginary Worlds project, Whole New Worlds was born. After working with very young children in early years settings, the aim of this new project was to encourage parents to interact and play freely and creatively with their babies. Sessions were facilitated in a variety of settings including a Women's Refuge, Women's Prison, Health Centres, Early Years Centres, Day Nurseries and a Traveller Unit.
"At first she didn't know what to make of it. But by the end I really began to notice how Molly was developing. She is being stimulated mentally and each time she plays she discovers new things. I would recommend it to parents because it gives you ideas for yourself."
Parent of Molly, 15 months
If you would like to find out more about either of these projects, we have beautifully presented resource packs available:
- Imaginary Worlds: Creative Learning Through Play. Cost: £10 + P&P
- Whole New Worlds. Cost: £8 + P&P
- Special Offer - Both Resource Packs for £15 + P&P