This set of natural, wooden people is excellent for open ended play. These darker coloured Omni People are made from Acacia wood, and are treated with natural vegetable oil. The set of wooden people includes 12 natural pieces and various sizes. These wooden people are an open ended resource which develops creativity, language, imagination and fine motor skills. The largest piece measures 9.5cm high. As these wooden people have no facial features, they can be used for play in endless ways. Also suitable for child therapy, as children can overlay their emotions onto these faceless, wooden people. Supplied in a calico bag. Suitable for children from the age of 3 years. Role play helps children to develop language and communication skills. It develops and promotes creativity and imagination. Dramatic and imaginative play also encourages children to become more confident and develop a stronger sense of identity. When children come together in role play, it aids in their social and emotional development. Listening to others, negotiation and co-operation all result from authentic dramatic play. These open ended, wooden people are excellent for promoting social and imaginative play. Role play and dramatic play encourages language development, teaches daily routines and skills plus develops social interactions, sharing and a sense of belonging and identity. Play is an important part of early childhood. Play encourages children to learn, develop and grow whilst they have fun.