Papoose Earth Gnomes
Papoose Earth Gnomes
Papoose Earth Gnomes
Papoose Earth Gnomes
Papoose Earth Gnomes
Papoose Earth Gnomes

Papoose Earth Gnomes

Papoose

Regular price $50.95 Bundle & Save

Developmental Benefits: Independent play, Imagination & Creativity, Language Skills 

These 7 super adorable gnomes are the perfect inhabitants of any small world your bubba could possibly invent. These open-ended characters would be right at home in any farm, countryside or fairytale setting, and can even be used to represent characters from a favourite storybook, or members of your own family (which colour would you be?).

Their handmade nature means that each gnome has its own subtle variations — an astute eye will see their unique personalities spring forth! Add a dash of whimsy, a hint of magic, and your child's imagination, and you are good to go for years of play with these little guys and gals!

Each gnome has a wooden base, allowing it to stand independently. 

Pairs beautifully with the Papoose Gnome House.

Also in this range: Papoose Earth Gnomes, Papoose Earth Felt Balls,

*Orders containing a combination of pre-order and in-stock items will be shipped when all pre-order items have arrived. See full shipping info below.

 

Product details

 

  • Set of 7 gnome figures in a subdued palette of muted, earthy tones
  • One of each colour: Mint, Blue, Brick Red, Grey, Snow, Tan & Mustard
  • Each gnome has a wooden body and is elegantly dressed in 100% pure wool (lucky gnome!)
  • Supervision is required for all children under 4 years
  • As with all our beautiful handmade items, variations may occur from the image with each piece having its own unique characteristics.
  • Designed in Australia, and lovingly made by hand in Nepal.

 

 

Benefits for Baby

Small world play objects are a fantastic tool for supporting your little one's development in their foundational early years. Used as a storytelling prompt, or scene for the retelling of a favourite book, they can be invaluable in helping young children make sense of literacy in a kinaesthetic manner. By adding a few extra materials to the mix it’s possible to extend the learning and play even further, helping your baby understand their world in a social, personal and emotional way. 

By playing with these gnomes your little one will develop their social skills, empathy, compassion and imagination. They are able to practice and play out different scenarios that they experience in the real world. If you are playing together, this is a perfect opportunity to encourage language skills. For example, during gnome play you could make comments and introduce the occasional “where, what, who” questions to keep the conversation with your little one going. It can also be a fantastic way to talk about social norms, such as how to knock at the door and say "hello!" and "goodbye!". More complex social scenes can also be played out, helping your toddler navigate a variety of complex social situations and the accompanying emotions. 

Your baby may start to show an interest in small world play (which simply means creating a life scene for the child to play with) from around the age of 18 to 24 months. You can use miniature items, such as dolls furniture or animal figurines, in the environment you set up. The goal is for the child to act out ideas from real life or reenact stories they know of. It's also a great idea to add extra sensory elements by incorporating different materials and textures from around (or outside) your home. For example a green handkerchief could become a patch of grass; a circular mound of rice bubbles could become a campfire; rounded leaves could become stepping stones. What a wonderful, rich time of learning!

Once your baby starts to show an interest in small world play, you can set up an open-ended invitation to play by creating a scene and letting them interact with it as they wish, as they free play to their heart's content—which, by the way, probably won't be for nearly as long as you'd hoped, which is why it's a good idea to have few pre-purchased essentials on hand that you can set up and pack away in a jiffy!

Modelling ways to play is a wonderful way to amaze and delight your little one, and you can start doing this from any age. For example, a baby who can sit up with support would have a blast watching you enact a small world scene using paper people figures or free standing wooden dolls. For example, you could make up a story about a character who has terrible table manners during a high tea! The benefit of having a few props is that they can help un leash your own creativity too, giving you some story ideas, and things to interact with! (Just make sure younger babies don't actually handle any small items themselves, even under active supervision).

Our Top Tip: With small world play, as with other types of object play, it's a good idea to pack up and put away the scene once your baby has finished playing with it. Rotate with other toys and activities, including indoor and outdoor free play. By bringing particular toys out only every now and then, and combining them with something new each time, the magic will stay just as potent as ever so you can get your money's worth for years and years to come!

 

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When in stock, our products are usually packaged and processed for shipping within 1-3 business days. 

When we are out of stock, we will make it clear that you are placing a pre-order and give you an expected timeframe of when we expect the stock to arrive (may be subject to delays outside of our control).

If you choose an item that is on pre-order and an item that is in stock we will ship your entire order when all the items are in stock. 

If you wish to have your items shipped as soon as they are available please place separate orders or email us at hello@happylittlepeople.co to arrange payment for extra postage.

Shipping within Australia

We offer flat rate, price-based shipping to all Australian addresses:

  • Orders of card deck only AUD: Flat rate $9.90 standard shipping 
  • Orders $150 AUD or over: FREE standard shipping
  • EXPRESS POST: We will post your package the same day if you place your order before 2pm AEST: $21.00 small parcel- Under 1.5 kg $35.00 over 1.51kg 

All items are shipped by Sendle OR Australia Post.

Your order could take up to 10 business days to arrive, depending on destination. Parcels going to metropolitan addresses are often delivered within 4 days of dispatch. We will notify you when your order has been dispatched. 

International shipping

We offer international weight-based shipping to most countries outside of Australia:

  • Orders below 500g: $9.90 AUD flat rate standard international shipping 
  • Orders over 500g: $35 AUD standard international shipping

All items are shipped by Sendle OR Australia Post.

International delivery timeframe: allow up to 24 business days from when your order is shipped. We will notify when your order is dispatched.

*PLEASE NOTE we have found that due to Covid 19 there have been significant delays for international shipping beyond our control. 

All duties and taxes will be the responsibility of the purchaser. 

Please ensure that you obey your local custom duties, rules and regulations that may apply to you. We are not responsible for any customs fees or taxes which may incurred upon delivery.

Pre-Orders

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Try our educational products for 60 days and if you don’t feel they’re supporting your baby’s development, just let us know and we’ll give you back every cent you paid!

Please reach out to hello@happylittlepeople with your name, order number and reason for return. 

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Once the item has been received we will then send you your new item. Please note all postage costs for exchanges are the purchaser’s responsibility.

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Our 110% ‘Call us Crazy’ GUARANTEE! 

Try our educational products for 60 days and if you don’t feel they’re supporting your baby’s development, just let us know and we’ll give you back every cent you paid!

Please reach out to hello@happylittlepeople with your name, order number and reason for return. 

Please Note: The item must be returned in its original packaging and all postage costs are the purchaser’s responsibility.

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When in stock, our products are usually packaged and processed for shipping within 1-3 business days. 

When we are out of stock, we will make it clear that you are placing a pre-order and give you an expected timeframe of when we expect the stock to arrive (may be subject to delays outside of our control).

If you choose an item that is on pre-order and an item that is in stock we will ship your entire order when all the items are in stock. 

If you wish to have your items shipped as soon as they are available please place separate orders or email us at hello@happylittlepeople.co to arrange payment for extra postage.

Shipping within Australia

We offer flat rate, price-based shipping to all Australian addresses:

  • Orders of card deck only AUD: Flat rate $9.90 standard shipping 
  • Orders $150 AUD or over: FREE standard shipping
  • EXPRESS POST: We will post your package the same day if you place your order before 2pm AEST: $21.00 small parcel- Under 1.5 kg $35.00 over 1.51kg 

All items are shipped by Sendle OR Australia Post.

Your order could take up to 10 business days to arrive, depending on destination. Parcels going to metropolitan addresses are often delivered within 4 days of dispatch. We will notify you when your order has been dispatched. 

International shipping

We offer international weight-based shipping to most countries outside of Australia:

  • Orders below 500g: $9.90 AUD flat rate standard international shipping 
  • Orders over 500g: $35 AUD standard international shipping

All items are shipped by Sendle OR Australia Post.

International delivery timeframe: allow up to 24 business days from when your order is shipped. We will notify when your order is dispatched.

*PLEASE NOTE we have found that due to Covid 19 there have been significant delays for international shipping beyond our control. 

All duties and taxes will be the responsibility of the purchaser. 

Please ensure that you obey your local custom duties, rules and regulations that may apply to you. We are not responsible for any customs fees or taxes which may incurred upon delivery.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
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Bigger than expected.
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Excellent quality, beautifully crafted little creatures
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