Indicative content on small world play module according to CPPD programme is dependent on the baseline knowledge and skills of the participants of the cohort. As the programme adopts an action learning approach to learning, the problems and challenges of practice that participants bring to the module will to a large extent determine the contents of the module. The content will be pertinent to the necessary relevant skills and knowledge required to address the issues brought forth. The indicative contents listed below provide a suggestive area of focus and is negotiable with each cohort.
when i am trying to practice, i found that the reflection on the play object actualy make the children / clients be with, what they really feel there.
this round, i am doing the small world play with a boy, my previous client, that i didn't see him for 1 years and 2 months. he is 11 years old, chinese boy, and do not know who is the father (An illegitimate child.) the mother is neglected him emotionally and socially as he is not be staying with the mother, the mother just give him an ATM card, and asked him to get money from ATM mesin and abandoned him in a house. for all the while, the children didnot tell anybody untill a visit by a good and kind man, and found that he is living in a house with bad conditions. and the children was send to stay with the grandparents from living place.
This round, i happend to meet with him as he is back to here, as mother would like to take back the custody of taking care of him. i understand that, he is having a good life staying with new family... and he look so anxious when sitting in a corner, untill i notice him.
He is telling me about a story on a country name USA is having so many things happening around. in this USA country, there is consist of island... there are many things/event happend in once...
at the top of the mountain: there is 2 creature having fight severity, but living things and people in the USA country did not aware of it. people are still having usual life.
there is a boat in blue colour broke down, and the 4 wheele car coming to rescue the boat into land. at the opposite of the car, there is a man riding a white horse coming forward to rescure them.
Behind of the boat there is 2 horses, one house is running and another house is drinking water. there is a yellow creature facing at the huse and working hard busyly. yet, in this country, the turtle is coming up to land to "lay egg" , near by the coconut tree. at the other corner, the star fish and the sea hog is laying at the beach getting sunshine.
from the story he make, it really have some relevant experiences to him as it's almost 14 months ++ since the event he never come back to Penang Island. He is anxious, worried and also conflict in between about the choice. as Last time, he choose to leave mother to follow the grand uncle start a new life at new place (somewhere in mainland), and now, he choose to comeback to mother.
he is having adjustment, and also he is not knowing about it. but, very luck this round the press did not notice about him and interupt his life. [previous day, the press like disturb and keep asked about his story, untill he dare not go out from house], in somehow, he is release and feeling safe. though there is noneof the play object represent him, and he is just playing, but, i find that it is good to build out a confidence and also make the children express the unconscious feelings.
we make story and laugh together and talked some things happend in his life.
previously, i did gave my personal number to this children, in case, there is special needs or aids, he can reach me, but he only call once when he depart from penang to new place. in this 14 months, he never call. but, what make me suprise that, he keep my number in his wallet. and he can memorize it.
i might not help much, but, in the time beings, when he is in difficult situations, maybe i give some emotional support for him, allowed him to able to faced with critical life.
in the small world play,
it is depends on children, the client, the adult, or the eldery to express in their own way.
different culture make different meaning of the objects he/she choose. and different element of play make bring children psychology reaction differently.