What is active play? Small world dramatic play is a type of imaginative role-play which makes use of active learning which focuses the responsibility of learning on learner.
By using play materials and toys, children can let their imagination run free by substituting real world items with toys and by using sounds, words, facial expressions and actions to construct a story or make-believe scenario. It allows children to explore a fantasy world of their own creation which enables them to be creative and spontaneous.
In short, giving children toys so they can role play and imagine them into real world scenarios.