Sylvanian Families

I spotted an article this morning, written a few weeks ago, about Sylvanian Families. Squiggle loves them and they have been a great investment for her; encourages imaginative play, acting out social situations, retelling stories/ recreating events, creative play (she makes things for them) and creates topics for discussion. Here are some pictures of Squiggle playing with her collection…

Acting out a trip to the seaside
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Possibly inspired by the idea of a roof rack?!
2015-01-19 17.52.19
Tree-house adventures
2015-01-16 12.16.39
Pulling a giant cracker!
Acting out Apsley Marina including bridge, canal boat, play area and outdoor eating
Cafe inspired by the Sylvanian catalogue
2014-10-07 16.38.14
I love how she has represented water coming out of the tap!
Caravan holiday
Inspired by the catalogue, Squiggle builds her Sylvanian families a boat
2014-10-10 18.16.25
Acting out a playground she visited
2014-10-12 16.53.05
Pretending they are going on a cruise
Limbo fun!
Improvising, its a boat
Having soup
They are at a social group
2014-10-20 17.43.41
Climbing the mountain
2014-10-21 14.12.07
Canal boat
Inside the canal boat
2015-01-07 08.52.35
Not sure what is going on, but its busy!
2015-01-07 13.45.10
Water and sand play
2015-01-11 07.50.16
Ice creams and gardening
sylvanian school game 5-11-14
A day at school
sylvanian skiing aug 14


Playing at home with sylvanians 29.11.14
Playing at home with sylvanians 29.11.14
Playing at home with sylvanians 29.11.14
I love that she has the baby in a wrap and one of the characters are wearing ear defenders like she does!
Playing at home with sylvanians 29.11.14
Sylvanians are playing by the water

2014-11-27 16.56.45

Sylvanian games 21.11.14
Dressing up sylvanians
Sylvanians 19.11.14
Sylvanians at a restaurant
Sylvanians 19.11.14
Sylvanians 19.11.14
Sylvanians 19.11.14
Sylvanians decorating their Christmas tree
Imaginary play and construction 18.11.14
Imaginary play and construction 18.11.14
2014-11-17 19.25.31
Writing for a purpose, inspired by sylvanians


Father Christmas sylvanians
Father Christmas sylvanians
2014-11-17 16.25.25
Different types of boats in the water, including the ferry she built


Playing with Sylvanians 17.11.14
Sylvanians at the zoo watching the penguins


The article is here










Origami Seals

Inspired by Living Crafts at Hatfield house, Squiggle has spent this morning learning to make origami seals…


First of all, Squiggle and her dad made one as a team to practise, then she followed his step by step demonstration to make one on her own.


She watched him carefully and listened to his instructions.
Her finished seal origami. She is so proud of herself!