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@our.play.adventures

M u s i c & R i c e⁣ ⁣ This was so much fun! I set up our flisat table with some musical instruments, rice and our Grapat bowls. We would use the bowls to scoop and pour the rice onto the instruments as well as using our hands. ⁣ ⁣ It was really interesting hearing the sounds of the instruments as the rice fell on top. The boys really enjoyed this one! We will definitely be doing it again! ⁣ ⁣ 𝗪𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠? ⁣ ⁣ - Cause and effect⁣ - Creative thinking⁣ - Fine motor development⁣ - Respond verbally and non-verbally to what they see and hear⁣ - Use the creative arts such as music to express ideas and make meaning ⁣ ⁣ —————————————————————————⁣ #ourplayadventures #flisattable #flisattableplay #sensoryplayideas #toddlerplayideas #music #musicwithkids #musicfun #invitationtoplay #playmatters #everydayplay #playideasforkids #playideas #childhoodunplugged #grapat #openendedplay #twintoddlers #identicaltwins #mumlife #invitationtolearn

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@babyberrycollective

Are any of your children a budding vet - look what I just spotted across at @lucaslovescars - this super sweet vet set! ​⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ​It comes complete with a collar, x-rays, a vaccine bottle, a bandage, and a handy bag to carry it all. Swipe across to see. ​⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ​My daughter would be all over this - we just got a new puppy, a cavoodle called Waffle and my daughter has been to all the vet visits. ​⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ​Such a lovely way to learn about a very important profession. ​⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ​EXCLUSIVE OFFER - 10% off at this store - use codeword BABYBERRY10 - One use per customer. Not to be used in conjunction with other codes. Excludes brands Baghera or Wobbel boards ​​⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ​SHOP and see more via the link in our bio

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@thebrainhousecompany

From the moment your baby is born, the interactions you share with them can help strengthen the connections that build their brain for life long learning. 🤱 💏 👨‍👩‍👦 . . The brain develops most rapidly in the first 5 years of life. Be intentional in your interactions, make every shared moment worth it! . . Enjoy the 5 Brain Buiding Basics. Courtesy: @joinvroom #earlychildhood #braindevelopment #playmatters #parentwin #earlylearning #intentionalparent #lagosmums

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@basgettibox

Like and share if your kids love being sneaky. Why not channel that inner deviousness for good? Grab your sticky notes, write nice msgs on them, and brighten someone’s day.

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@thewondersofplay

Master 4 has been busy with his absolutely stunning new Stuka Puka "Plenty of Fish in the Sea Magnetic Puzzle". Created by a Polish Wooden Toy maker it is crafted to perfection 👌👌. It comes with a beautiful little rod for children to use to pick up the fish and has a second board that sits on top to protect it when being stored! These beauties and more in the range are available from @honeybeetoys Link in bio #playroom #playroominspo #playroomideas #playroomdecor #montessorichild #montessoriinspired #montessori #montessorikids #montessoriathome #waldorfkids #waldorfhome #waldorfinspired #playmatters #playathome #playathomemummy #puzzle #wherelearningmeetsplay #invitationtoplay #openendedplay #imaginativeplay #pretendplay #letthemplay #learningthroughplay #playfullearning #earlylearning #homeinteriors #kidsplayroom

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@deedee_in_wonderland

🎃 PUMPKIN 🎃 I've set up a pumpkin invitation to play today. We have lentils and pumpkin pasta to scoop, pour and mix for some fine motor skills practice and to include some sensory play. We are off pumpkin picking at the weekend (weather permitting) so this is making us all excited for the real thing. Do you go pumpkin picking? #pumpkin #playideas #octoberplay #xoctlovex #learningthroughplay #sensoryplay #finemotorskills #lcourplay #playathome #playathomemummy #eyfs #earlyyears #lxparenting #playbasedlearning #invitationtoplay #invitationtoexplore #lxmtribe #playtray #pumpkinpicking #discoverunder3k #playmatters

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@playskoolhallshead

Let’s go camping! 🏕 🔥 🌲🐻 A few of the children have returned from camping adventures ⛺️🌳 and boating experiences 🛶. As the children have been super interested in discussing this we have extended their interest through creating our own camp site. 🏕 We have to keep an eye 🧐 on our cheeky teddy bear 🧸 who was trying to pinch our picnic basket 🧺 🥪🍇🙊 Creating learning experiences through play centred around the children’s interests is what we are all about! 🤗

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@today.our.children

With all the hospital fun lately, it was time to pull out our DIY cardboard hospital and @melanieshanks35 Doctor pegdoll. This little set up has taken over our sensory small world tray (so I guess it’s now just another small world area 🙈 how many small world set ups is too much?!!?! Asking for a friend...) 🏥 I also thought I’d use my #mindfulmamamonday time to make a stop motion video of this latest small world hit. Should have realised I wasn’t going to realllyyyyyy get that time during daylight! One of my offspring couldn’t resist getting all hands in on this one and mid play also knocked my phone...I didn’t realise until after...anddddd I just CANT redo a stop motion! 🏥 Have you tried making a stop motion with your kids? (Can’t say it’s a process I’ll be repeating in a hurry 🙈) 🏥 #todayourchildren #smallworldplay #diytoys #animalhospital #kidscrafts #kidcraft #craftvideo #kidscrafts101 #learnandplay #playandlearn #wonderandawekids #craftforkids #papercrafting #cardboardart #playmatters #imaginativeplay #useyourimagination #finemotorskills #diy #recycleandplay @recycleandplay #cardboardcraft #everydayplayhacks #pretendplay #pretendplaytoys #earlylearning #reggiokids #montessoriinspired #creativekids

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@chroniclesofaberdeen

Entertaining a 16 month old is tough work!!! Trying to come up with enough activities to last an hour is hard let alone a full day. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A few coloured felt squares and lego blocks, things we already had- recycling toys and using them in new ways. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A great activity for colour recognition and sorting- we are not quite there yet but it never hurts to introduce things early. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #play #natureplay #getoutdoors #playtogrow #montessorilearning #learnthroughplay #childhoodunplugged #finemotorskills #wherelearningmeets play #playmatters #teachingcreativity #encouraginginvestigation #sensoryplay #recycletoplay #learningisfun #everydayplayhacks #montessoriathome #upcycle #recreate #sew #builtbyme #happinessishomemade #diychallenge #diylife #makegrowdo

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@babynoise_

⁣ 🎄 WIN WIN WIN 🎄 ⁣ Babynoise 7 weeks of Xmas Giveaways! ⁣ 4 Prizes - 4 Winners ⁣ ⁣ ✨To enter, simply follow the steps below:⁣ ⁣ 1. Follow all the pages tagged in the picture.⁣ 2. LIKE this post ⁣ 3.Tag 5 friends in the comments ⁣ AND.. that’s it! (Each tag is an extra entry into the draw) ⁣ COMMENT ON ALL PAGES FOR MORE CHANCES to win! ⁣ ⁣ Prizes; ⁣ $100 Voucher from @babynoise_ ⁣ ⁣ $50 Store credit & outfit valued at $100 from @rorandwild⁣ ⁣ Wooden Alphadots, Numberdots and over 335 pages of matching literacy and numeracy printable. Valued at $93 from @ellecollective_kids⁣ ⁣ Annual subscription to quarterly diary (4x diaries for 2020 + delivery) plus a full set of note pages and stationary items. ⁣ Valued at $250 from @heycontrolfreak⁣ ⁣ Competition will close Friday 18 OCT at 9pm AEDT. ⁣ ⁣ Please note that this giveaway is in no way affiliated, endorsed, associated or sponsored by Instagram/Facebook. ⁣

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@kidzinc_au

It’s time to book in some extra play dates – playing is a very powerful and necessary learning tool for kids. From using their imagination and making social connections, to learning words and developing motor skills; playtime is key to a child’s growth 🧸⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #kids #parenting #family #aussiekids #aussiemums #earlylearning #learningthroughplay #kidsactivities #kidstoys #childrenstoys #gamesforkids #toddlertoys #playbasedlearning #playmatters #playtolearn #educationmatters #educationispower #earlyyearseducation #educationtoys #educationaltoys #homelearning #funlearning #learningathome #learningisfun #teacher #teachersofinstagram #teacherlife #teachers #teachersofig #teachersdownunder

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@goodstart_red_hill

This week we are learning about Jean-Michel Basquiat. We often find books helpful in introducing an artist and their work. We have been using Basquiat’s illustrations in Maya Angelou’s ‘Life Doesn’t Frighten Me’ as our introductory text this week. Do you know this poem? It’s wonderful and intended for a child audience. Today we listened to Maya Angelou read the words herself, while looking carefully at the illustrations. We then began preparing some of our own art, inspired by Basquiat. We hope to finish these off tomorrow. . . . . . . . . . #kindergarten #kindergartenclassroom #kindergartenteacher #earlychildhoodeducation #earlyyearseducation #playmatters #playadvocate #playbasedlearning #playfullearning #learningthroughplay #nothingwithoutjoy #childrenartstudy #basquiat #mayaangelou #painting #childrensart #earlyliteracy #poetryforkids

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@arkandluna

How did you honour yesterday’s full moon? 🌕 ⁣ ⁣ I love the idea shared by @gunnkylie to paint the moon phases onto rocks - beautifully accompanied by our printable pack for an inviting play based learning experience 😍

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@twinklesnurseries

We've been developing hand eye co-ordination and maths skills as we carefully filled each cup up with the correct number of spoonfuls of sand!! #eyfs #outstandingpractice #earlyyears #learningthroughplay #childcare #daynursery #playmatters #playingislearning #invitationtoplay #investigation #outdoorplay #maths #counting

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@curiouskidszone

One of the fundamental principles that underpins everything that we do at Curious Kids Zone is that younger children learn best through play and that older children (7-10) benefit enormously from a mixture of more structured learning and exploration through play.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As a parent with a preschooler and an 8 year old, I often find it hard to craft meaningful opportunities for my older child to engage in semi-structured play (other than science experiments which we both love). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Do you have the same issues? What solutions have you found? I'd love to hear from you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #playingislearning #learningthroughplay #kidsplay #littlekids #stemforkids #earlylearning #reggiokids #openendedplay #playislearning #earlychildhood⁣⁣ #playmatters #kidsideas #preschool #preschoolactivities #kindergarten #kindergartenactivities #elementary #playbasedlearning #invitationtolearn #makelearningfun #handsonlearning #preschoolathome #learningbydoing

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@olioliuae

Competition Time 👏👏👏 How can you ride a square wheeled tricycle? Let us know your best answer to the question in the comments below to be in with a chance to win 1 of 4 family passes (2 adults & 2 kids) to attend our incredibly fun and unique half term event – S.T.E.A.M.ania at OliOli®️(18th-22nd Oct) - where you can discover how this unique contraption moves for yourself! To be in with a chance to win: 1. Leave us your best guess in the comments below on how you think this square wheeled trike can move. 2. Like this post! 3. Tag 2 friends in your answer that would love to take part! T&Cs Apply: • Admission includes 3 hours of access to both the STEAMania activities and the museum. • The S.T.E.A.M.ania at OliOli®️ event is ideal for children aged up to 12. • Winning tickets cannot be used in conjunction with any other products or offers. • Winning tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. • Children must be accompanied with an adult during their visit to OliOli®️. Similarly, adults must be accompanied with a child to enter OliOli®️. • Competition closes 17th October 9pm. Learn more and book using the link in our bio! #OliOliUAE #oliolisteamania

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@dadsrockedin

The quiet focus of a 3 yr old. Making her mark at our Granton playgroup. Our playgroups are back this weekend, open to all dads and kids aged 0-5yrs. 😀🎼🕺🏾🤘🏾 #dads #dadsrock #play #playmatters #edinburgh #newdads #families #art drawing

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@meganursery_sheffield

The Makaton sign of the month this month is Goodbye. to make this sign, move your hand from side to side in line with your head. 👋🏻👋🏼👋🏾

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@kidsresortelc

This numeracy experience has been set up in the Role models room to encourage the children to extend their ability to recognise numbers and to count out objects. We are still loving these visuals 👏🏻

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@stnicksearlyed

Seeing as the weather is starting to warm up, educators at St Nicholas Early Education Lochinvar are giving the ‘Yurra’ children as much time as possible to play outside. The design of the Lochinvar centre’s outdoor environment, as well as creating a safe play space, is underpinned by the importance of children’s self-determined play. The variety of play provocations allow children to explore, engage with natural elements, investigate and feel a sense of wonder. The sweeping curved shapes and paths create inviting spaces for multiple uses. Principles of self-sufficiency are promoted at the centre with the inclusion of vegetable gardens that can be tended to by children. A rainwater tank demonstrates the water cycle by collecting water from the barn roof, which can then be plumbed to create creeks running into the sandpit. #StNicksLochinvar #EarlyEducation #PlayLearnGrow

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@kirtkirtla

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@hello.this.is.us

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@oxigenolc

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@plantoys.finland

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@bviie_n_co

super excited to finally bring this out this year, my eldest will be turning 7 on Friday....in Europe the candle represent each year of life and as you light a candle you talk about a significant event about them 😊

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@themasenhelders

~ Story Basket ~ This week’s story basket is a new story that we picked up on our most recent visit to @honeybeetoys ‘Hannah on the Farm’. It is the sweetest Spring tale about a hen looking around the farm for a safe place to lay her eggs. Reid loved helping me to tell this one, we used his play table set up as a farm to act out the story 🐓

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@learnbyplayathome

DIY WRAPPING PAPER 🎄 • It's never too early for Christmas activities in my opinion, Christmas is just the best! But maybe this could be one to save for nearer the time if it's too early for you 🤣 • I cut up 2 sponges in the shape of Christmas trees and let the kids create their own wrapping paper. It was that easy 🎄❤️ . . . . . . #learnbyplayathome #diychristmas #diymum #diywrappingpaper #toddlerplay #christmasactivities #learningthroughplay #playtolearn #playathomemummy #learnbyplay #mumlife #earlyyearsideas #playideas #playathome #earlylearning #invitationtoplay #activitiesforkids #playislearning #homeschoolpreschool #learningathome #creativeplay #preschoolathome #preschoolers #toddlerlife #childledlearning #childledplay #makinglearningfun #toddleractivities #playmatters #funlearningathome

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@thedoughfolk

Our spring inspired Pastel Posie is now available in our new Petite Packs! They are a beautiful invitation to engage, inspiring creativity and story-telling through open-ended play. Plus, they make the perfect little gift or party favour 🌈

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@hello.this.is.us

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@bl0ndemom

Baby play!

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@kidzinc_au

Strike a pose with our award-winning Yoga Spinner game designed to get kids active and working together as a team. With 54 Yoga Pose Cards, this game will provide hours of endless fun for youngsters 🧘⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ #kids #parenting #family #aussiekids #aussiemums #earlylearning #learningthroughplay #kidsactivities #kidstoys #childrenstoys #gamesforkids #toddlertoys #playbasedlearning #playmatters #playtolearn #educationmatters #educationispower #earlyyearseducation #educationtoys #educationaltoys #homelearning #funlearning #learningathome #learningisfun #teacher #teachersofinstagram #teacherlife #teachers #teachersofig #teachersdownunder

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@loveofplay

HALLOWEEN SENSORY PLAY this is the perfect playdough, smells amazing 😍 Having lots of fun with our halloween themed playdough Does anyone have any other fun Halloween sensory ideas!? _____________________ #playdoughactivities #invitationtoplay #halloweenactivities #halloweenplay #halloweenflatlay #halloween #playideas #toddlerplayideas #reggiokids #montessorihome #montessoritoddler #montessorikids #montessoriactivities #playislearning #earlychildhood #teachermum #sensoryexperience #sensoryplay #halloweendecor #finemotorskills #playtolearn #playmatters #waldorfhome

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@lifelessonsofloveandchaos

💗Temporary post, please read all💗 Come join our community of mothers and small businesses. Gain more real followers and connect with amazing accounts. Follow these easy steps: 1. Like this post ❤️ 2. Go to @mama_owl_follow_loop and follow the instructions on @mama_owl_follow_loop loop post (READ ALL the instructions) . . . . . . . . #mamaowlfollowloop #bloggerlife #mumlife #londonmummy #motherhoodunplugged #wildlittleadventures #meetthemakers #mumtobe #ukparentbloggers #specialmoment #mommybloggers #oheymama #mummybloggers #nymom #mamalife #honestparenting #lifestylephotography #motherhoodthroughinstagram #honestparenthood #playmatters #momtobe #mummydiaries #letthembelittle #fitnessmotivation #influencersyle #lifestyleblog #ittakesavillage

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@mama_lera__

⠀ ⠀ Ставим ❤ добавляем в закладки 📌 ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ Осенняя сенсорная коробка🍁🍂⠀ ⠀ Осень, прекрасная пора! Особенно для разнообразных игр для ребёнка.⠀ ⠀ В листьях прячутся насекомые. У каждого своя история, форма, цвет.⠀ 🐞 🦋 🐝 🐌🐛🐜🕷️🦂🦟🦗⠀ ⠀ Рассмотреть, каждого поможет лупа. 🔎 ⠀ ⠀ А листья какие разные. Зелёные, жёлтые, оранжевые. ⠀ ⠀ Ищи в листьях и под листками насекомых и собирай их в банку чтобы не убежали! ⠀ ⠀ Понравилась коробка? Будете повторять? ❤️ ❤️❤️⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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@gongjak311

#신세계영등포점 #어린이도예수업 #신세계아카데미 x #서반장의상상공작소 . #서반장의상상공작소 #노력금지 놀면서 즐기면서 배우는 시간 미술은 그림을 잘 그리는게 아니예요! . 미술교육은 예술가를 키우는 과정이 아니라 아름다움을 느끼는 감수성과 표현력을 키우는 방법을 배우는 거예요! . . . . . #광주취미미술 #어린이미술 #감성미술 #창의미술 #수채화 #색연필화 #예쁜미술학원 #초등미술 #현대민화 #kidsartwork #kidsartclass #kidsartstudio #kidartist #playmatters #invitationtoplay #광주맘 #invitationtocreate #kidsfun #kidsactivity #취미미술작업실 #만들기 #아동미술 #어린이한국화 #수완지구 #광주

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@natureplaywa

Number 5 in our list of 25 Things to do in Spring - make a miniature boat from seed pods, leaves and bark. Take it for a sail in a creek or lake. We're sharing our favourite 25 Things to do in Spring, and this is just one of them! Follow the link in our bio for the full list! . . . . . #natureplaywa #natureplay #exploremore #letsgosomewhere #freeplay #Play #Playoutside #Playoutdoors #Playmatters #wildernessculture #lovetheoutdoors #getoutdoors #Optoutside #getkidsoutdoors #outdoors #childhood #goplayoutside #childrenandnature #timeinnature #familyfun #creativity #inspiration #explorewa #springholidays #25thingstodoinspring #lifeoutdoors

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@brilliantframes.co

. Everyday I am grateful for soooooo many things. My family, my friends, my health, clean water, sunshine my list is endless 🥰 . . I love this beautiful reminder by @life_and_our_little_blessings 💕💕💕 . . What are you grateful for today? . . .

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@mumsnlilcupcakes

PLAYTIME : BABY’S FAVOURITE TIME & PARENTS TOO It’s important to be a part of your baby’s playtime. I think 🤔 To have regular playtime is a key part of childhood, pediatricians may begin writing a "prescription for play" at every well-child visit from early stage only. Want to share what helped me to be a part of Riaana’s playtime & can help the new mommies who are figuring out to how to indulge with their little ones. . ✳Imitate your baby's coos and babbles and have back-and-forth "conversation" using your baby's sounds as a prompt. . ✳Show your baby interesting objects such as a brightly colored toy. Let her bring safe objects to her mouth to explore and experience new textures. . ✳Place your baby in different positions so she can see the world from different angles. . ✳Give your baby opportunities to learn that her actions have effects—for example, when she drops a toy and it falls to the ground. Put a few toys within reach of your baby so he can take toys out and play with them. . ✳Use a mirror to show your baby her different facial expressions. . ✳Play peek-a-boo. . ✳Playing games with the little one gives you the opportunity to play a major role in her development of social skills, acting as a guide while she explores appropriate responses to certain activities and develop values. . ✳You can take each play time as a chance to become closer to your baby. She learns more about you and how much you love her. The most important ingredient in play, however, is not a toy, but you. . ✳Playing with your baby may seem like all fun and games -- shaking rattles, squeaking plush animals, and watching as your child tries his chubby hand at rolling a ball. But make no mistake: What looks like downtime is work to little ones, and toys are often the tools for getting the job done. . . I often take out time to play with Riaana as I think it’s the perfect opportunity for mothers to bond with our lil one. I take her out, play peekaboo, make her play with her toys 🧸 which helps her to react to different sounds and many more😊. It helps me too to get calm and get a lil lost in her world. 🌍 . . Hey mommies, how do you indulge with your kids in their playtime??

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@theplayemporium

Natural Giant Cube Block Sets Coming soon online when we open our online store! This block set will be available in a complete large set with custom made tray with 20 blocks, as well as the option of purchasing a smaller number of blocks in a set without the tray. Each block is hand made and measures approximately 7cm across each edge 😊 #woodentoys #montessori #teachers #learningthroughplay #learningathome #earlyyears #trayfortheday #stayathomemum #eylf #playbasedlearning #invitationtoplay #montessoriathome #montessoriinspired #handsonlearning #slowliving #earlylearning101 #toddleractivities #preschoolactivities #homeschoolaustralia #childhoodunplugged #instamum #reggiokids #playmatters #handmadetoys #letthembelittle #naturaltoys #openendedtoys #educationaltoys #woodenblocks #eylf

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@learningthroughplay8

Owl Babies Story Tray. I’ve LOVED putting this together 😍😍 I spotted the owls as part of a Christmas clearance. Ironically there was only 3 left. I thought of the story right away which has always been a well loved bedtime read here! #kidscrafts101 #teacherspayteachers #teachersfollowteachers #kidsactivities #activitiesforkids #tufftray #funforkids #preschool #prek #preschoolcrafts #familyfun #smallworld #kidsart #creativekids #childrensbooks #craftykids #sensoryplay #momlife #preschoolteacher #finemotorskills #learningthroughplay #playmatters #osk_smallworld

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@greyelephantmadrid

Messy Tuesday se tiñe ¡de naranja! 🎨🔶⠀ No podía ser de otro modo en el mes de Halloween...⠀ Por otra parte, es un color que nos encanta⠀ El naranja es un color que representa la alegría, el entusiasmo, la aventura...⠀ Y de eso sabemos mucho en Little Grey Playschool⠀ ¿Todavía no nos conoces?⠀ #creativity #earlyeducation #HalloweenForKids #KidsInMadrid #playbasedlearning #PlayMatters playschool #ludoteca #creatividad #crianzarespetuosa #derechoaljuego #ingles #proyectobilingue #pedagogiasactivas #educacioninnovadora #GreyElephantMadrid

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@seekers.of.play

Frog Life Cycle Sensory Play Tray For this play invitation I added some natural loose parts - pine cones, stones, leaves, coloured water and real life frog life cycle specimens in acrylic resin. Handling real life specimens from nature awakens wonder, interest and curiosity in children, creating an engaged mind from which science education can spring. We enjoyed exploring the different items in the tray and chatting about what we could see in the tray. There was a specimen for each part of the frog life cycle to observe. The life cycle of a frog is an example of a partial metamorphosis. Frogs begin life as eggs, then go through the nymph stage before becoming an adult, and this takes 3-4 months. Stages of development: Stage 1: eggs Stage 2: tadpole (0-6 weeks) Stage 3 and 4: tadpole with legs (6-12 weeks) Stage 5: froglet Stage 6: adult frog It was interesting to observe the differences between each stage of the life cycle and to identify the similarities and differences we could see between the specimens as the frog develops. Fun fact: did you know frogs can jump up to 20 times their body length? Further learning focuses: Be open to new challenges and discoveries Engage in and contribute to shared play experiences For children to become socially responsible and show respect for the environment. To express wonder and interest in environments and participate in a variety of rich and meaningful inquiry based experiences #waldorf #montessori #montessoriathome #montessoriinspired #invitationtoplay #learningthroughplay #play #learn #playbasedlearning #earlychildhoodeducation #toddlerplay #playideas #childhoodunplugged #earlylearning #learnathome #earlyyears #earlychildhoodeducation #toddleractivity #toddlerplay #everydayplayhacks #preschoolathome #playmatters #imaginativeplay #kmartplaytray #messyplay #sensoryplay #eylf #frog #science #scienceforkids

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@play.time.with.the.henshalls

\\ ART OPENS IMAGNATION // ⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💙💙💙⠀⠀⠀ This previous fortnight, I have been engrossed in #project14 with Leanne @organisingthe4ofus. I particularly loved how she sorted all of her boys artwork - sending them to @jimmyhalfpenny to have scanned and to create a book. I decided to store all of his artwork and print off the pictures along side them and place into a scrapbook (saved under the art & craft highlights)... I then had little man create a piece of artwork and thought what better way than to create with his picture on the cover. I am absolutely in love with this mini project and a wonderful keepsake for many years to come! How do you store your little ones artwork? • • • ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #artandcraft #tree #dotpainting ⠀⠀⠀⠀ #playtimewiththehenshalls #earlylearning #playislearning #teachermum #invitationtoplay #childhoodunplugged #babyplay #littleone #playmatters #learningthroughplay #playathome #stayathomemum #playathomemummy #slowliving #wherelearningmeetsplay #letthemplay #perthplaycommunity #sensoryplay

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@our_play_adventures

Posted @withrepost@thefutureimage1 C O M P E T I T I O N T I M E ! • Its MONDAY ! Which means it's the start of our weekly competition to win a £5 voucher to use on our website! 🥳 . ❤Simply post a photo of your favourite invitation to play / playtime set up with a caption about taking part in our challenge. . 🧡Include the hashtags #whatshallweplay and #thefutureimage - so we can find your entry! . 💛Enter as many times as you like - each post counts as an entry! . 💚The competition closes on Sunday at 7pm and the winner will be announced on our grid. . 💙Have fun - we can't wait to see your photos! . 💜This competition is not endorsed, sponsored or associated by Facebook or Instagram. • • • #woodentoys #naturaltoys #openendedtoys #invitationtoplay #imaginativeplay #playoftheweek #playmatters #playingislearning #playoftheday #montessoriathome #learningthroughplay #playideas #openendedplay #playeveryday #creativeplay #followthechild #sensoryplay #competitontime #preparedplay #playbased #montessoribaby #playideasforkids #toystagram #toystation #toysubscription

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@play.time.with.the.henshalls

\\ TOY ROTATION UPDATE // ⠀ 🧸🧸🧸⠀ This weeks rotation is all about transport 🚗🚒🚜✈️🚀 my little man is obsessed with cars and trucks and thought what a better way than to create simple play ideas and rotations. ⠀ What’s in your #shelfierotation • • • ⠀⠀ #smallworldplayideas #shelfie #shelfrotation #toyrotation ⠀⠀ #playtimewiththehenshalls #earlylearning #playislearning #teachermum #invitationtoplay #childhoodunplugged #babyplay #littleone #playmatters #learningthroughplay #playathome #stayathomemum #playathomemummy #slowliving #wherelearningmeetsplay #letthemplay #perthplaycommunity #sensoryplay

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@hideseekkids

What an amazing Birthday Setup by @danielle.sheehan Check out the gorgeous Birthday Cake 🎂 Milli Cubby House. . #cubbyhouse #cubby #kidsbirthdayparty #playroom #kidsplay #kidstoys #kidsplayarea #hideseekkids #toddlerplay #playmatters

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@cobilynn_

Sometimes you don’t know how valuable something is until it’s gone. By the time Hagen was 18mo he started isolating himself more than interacting with us, let alone playing with us. I don’t let much time go by before taking him to the dr and demanding not to wait any longer to figure out what was going on. With a diagnosis of Autism came the help on speech, occupational and behavioral therapists who all thankful believed in the power of play. I didn’t realize how important play is in our lives until it was gone and then with it we created a new relationship with my son. It took a lot of time inserting myself in Hagen’s desired play, eventually we all broke into Hagen’s World. To this day if you want to know Hagen then you play with him. If he wants to know you, he pulls your hand to go play with him. Play is a power that can connect us all in a fundamental easy way. #play #autism #playtherapy #powerofplay #playmatters #playseekers #shapedbyplay

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@mum_in_berlin 16
@essexkate

Check out our spooktacular crafting I’m my latest blog post. Can you guess what we made?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Contains some #gifted items)

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@eshuandmom

Pretend Play . . + Car parking and launch Ramp . . These days Eshu is all about his vehicles, and wants to play just with them all day long. So I made a little something to add to his adventures. A car parking and launch ramp. . All I used was cardboard, paper and paints, super easy to make and adds so much fun to our daily play sessions. . . Do try and add some extra fun to your kids regular transport play. . . #transportplay #toytransport #cartoys #constructiontoys #carramp #kidsandtoys #pretendplay #pretendplaytoys #diyplayideas #diytoys #diyramp #tagfromtheheart #childhoodunplugged #letsplayallday #playathomemummy #playmatters #play #freeplay #unstructuredplay #playforfun #fun #childsplay #childhood #letthembelittle #carsandboys #diy #diymom #diymontessori #raisingkids

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@waytoplaytoys

Reposted from @mamasden - |• C a l m i n g • C o l o u r s •| ————————————————— You all know I love rainbows however I do love the natural grain and textures of wooden toys and often opt for the more neutral colours to give a feeling of calm and tranquility. ————————————————— Today we are playing with our teepee and have set up a road so that the children can enjoy some simple role play but incorporate open ended toys so that they can develop this with their own ideas. ————————————————— Giving children the scope to develop there own ideas and to play independently will help them to think curiously and become unique. ————————————————— #mamasden #mamaseyden #montessoritoddler #montessori #loosepartplay #montessoriathome #montessoriinspired #yesbebemission #openendedplay #road #cars #waytoplaytoys #ourplaylc #lxparenting #xstaroct #woodentoys #play #eyfs #earlyyears #truck #playtime #creativeplay #pebbles #woodgrain #uniquechild #18k #follow #playmatters #playroom #learningthroughplay

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@mrscandyofficial_

If you know me well you know 2 things... 1. I always keep a Merritt to the left of me (my kids 🤦🏽‍♀️) 2. I be in these streets, Sesame (I teach) 3. You probably won't get a reply if you texted me (ok that was hype, I was in my @youngma sauce 😏 I will text you back 🤦🏽‍♀️) . But guuuuuys! I did it! I finally finished the Harvest STEAM Activity Calendar and it is available for you to download! Click the first link in my bio to get yours! 🎃 @PerfectPlaydates @MrsCandyOfficial_ #perfectplaydates #preschool #playdates #toddlers #firstgradeteacher #secondgrade #thirdgrade #tftpickme #teacherlife #fourthgrade #primaryschool #early childhood #earlylearning #tpt #teacherspayteachers #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #blackteachers #curriculumcoach #earlychildhoodeducation #earlychildhood #STEAM #science #tech #engineering #art #math #momblog #playmatters #learningisfun

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@ourplayfuldays

Oobleck!

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@thehouseworkcanwait

I have to admit I have been pretty remiss in setting up opportunities to discover for the boys recently our (hopefully) last bout of winter illness took its toll on my energy. But after seeing this I don’t feel the slightest bit bad about it. I filled up the Bunnings clam for them to have a splash about and immediately they initiated their own game of discovery 👏 if I hadn’t listened to their chit chat it would just look like they were making a huge mess, but actually they were racing around finding any small parts they could get their hands on then shouting sink or float as they threw it into the water. Mr 4 explained the concept to mr 2 who didn’t yet know it and together they had a blast guessing there way through random things :) Watching the play happily together always fills me with such joy, but them creating fun learning experiences together is next level 😍😍

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@childrens_sleep_consultant

What are your little one's favourite toys or games at the moment? Imaginary play is really important as it helps young children to work through any worries they may have in a safe way and effectively process their feelings. One-on-one playtime with your children can be hard to squeeze in to busy days, especially when you're exhausted, but it's known to be very beneficial and in particular, for any children dealing with separation anxiety 💛⠀ *⠀ #playmatters #imaginaryplay #babiesofinstagram #toddlersofig #parentingtips #parenting #learningthroughplay #playeveryday #gentleparenting #attachmentparenting #separationanxiety #motherhoodthroughinstagram #momlife #ig_moms

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@popinandplay

📣TOMORROW📣⁠ Come and join our themed day tomorrow with mosaic building!⁠ 📍 Yas Mall Abu Dhabi⁠ 📍 World Trade Center Mall Abu Dhabi⁠ 🕒 Whole day⁠ 🤩Don't forget to tag us in your posts and stories.

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@khojokids

💫Let’s Play Find the Missing Letter💫 What you need: 1 Black marker, Post-It Notes, a poster, and your toddler.🤣 Swipe➡️ to learn how to play!

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@lovelycommotion

A little Halloween jewel sorting on the light table!

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@tinkerwithmichelle

Sensing the wind with our handmade kites was pure joy 💨🌈

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@thebettertoystore

Check out @_mrschia_'s new loots to her ever expanding collection of #Holztiger animals! 🤣😂 We love how you guys have been loving #Holztiger; which is why this week, we'll be dedicating all our posts to bits and bobs of playtime inspiration that incorporates these animals into learning activities - hopefully, one of these moments might just spark a little something in your own home! #thebettertoystore #OurKidsPlayBetter #bettertoysbetterfun [📷: @_mrschia_]

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@choklitsearlylearning

What a treat for all the children 💁‍♀️⁠ 🎵 Today we were lucky to have an extra special music and movement incursion.⁠ ⁠ Phoebe brought in her Guzhheng instrument to jam with Tim. We learnt all about this very special instrument and had a wonderful time watching her play.⁠ ⁠ Make sure you head over to our Facebook page to see the whole video. We loved to learn more about Phoebe and all the magical skills she has hidden away.⁠ ⁠ -⁠ -⁠ -⁠ #ringwood #croydon #vermont #mitcham #lilydale #mooroolbark #easternsuburbs #preschool #childcare #daycare #preschoolactivities #melbournechildcare #melbournekids #childrensprograms #artforkids #springpainting #playmatters #learnthroughplay #creativeplay #playbasedlearning #playideas #bookishplay #educatorsandchildmoments #earlylearning #educators #earlylearningeducation #daycareteacher #teachers #melbournemumsandbubs

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@qtoysaustralia

This beautiful photograph from @withlove.fromghana 🌻 Our kitchen stove on display, perfect for Christmas. . . . Just a little reminder that images used on our social media are not to be reposted without customers or stockist permission. If you would like images please refer to our google drive data base available to all stockists x . . . . #educatingkids #growingminds #playspace #playroomstyling #playroominspo #playroomgoals #steiner #steinerinspired #waldorfhome #waldorfinspired #playmatters #earlylearning #earlylearning101 #openendedtoys #woodentoys #handmadetoys #homeschoollife #childledlearning #homeschoolroom # #naturaltoys #montessorimom #charlottemason #charlottemasoneducation #homeschoolmom #thisishowwehomeschool #playathomemummy #wherelearningmeetsplay #invitationtolearn #ecotoys

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@kitsforkidsau

Play and toys.... it doesn’t have to be complicated, expensive or battery powered! The best toys are the simple ones where the child gets to choose how they work, move and what they can be! . We live by this mantra, I’m all for open ended toys! What does that mean?? Well these said toys can be used in various ways and in many situations, they are not confined to doing one action or thing! . Some are super expensive and good investments definitely insta pretty and nice to have but they really are not required for play to happen! . Also as a side note a lot of the things we use for play are general household items (hello plastics cupboard my Mr 2 still loves that one). We have a great stash of art and craft bits that are called upon frequently!! . We also have one of each of my kits I am designing all centred around play and art and craft just to make sure what I supply actually gets used and is worthwhile!! Website should be coming soon, in time for Christmas shopping!! 🤞 . The rest of my children’s toys are open ended and we have spent time (about 5 years and my 10 years teaching) birthdays and Christmas collecting! More on what we do at Christmas later (yep it is October 😱) . So have a look at what has occupied us this school holidays. You may be surprised! We have started a bit of a Lego fascination here 🤦‍♀️!! . What keeps us happy, bubble play see IG TV episode, Playdough with spare parts, beam bag throws (or car racing into the shapes), paper planes, magnetic tiles, Lego and the DIY light table . Feel free to share or tag a friend. Share the inspiration and love . Happy Tuesday all! . . #dontforgettoplay #letthemplay #playathomewithmummy #learningthroughplay #kitsforkidsau #keepinglittlepeoplebusy #busylittlehands #playtolearn #childhoodunpluged #playmatters #wherelearningmeetsplay

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@the_little_cross_co

• L I G H T • While the jet lag from the beginning of daylight savings wears off, we can now start to enjoy our longer sun shining days. What better way to use such beautiful afternoon light than some STEM learning! Placing these on the table in the shade, Lucas soon worked out that the afternoon light would shine through his coloured Perspex blocks creating some cool colour reflections on the table. Catching natural sunlight while in a natural self state 🙈 I suppose the nappy change can wait for a little bit! 😅 #letthemplay #toddlerstem #stemlearning #toddlerplay #toddlerlearning #learnathome #playathome #playmatters #colour #earlyyearsplay #earlyyears #playfulparenting #playfullearning #sunlight #springtime #daylightsavings

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@inflatablekingdomcairns

The very cute Miss N enjoying the ball pit. What is your kids' favourite area at Inflatable Kingdom? 🌸⭐️😊

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@helena_river_steiner

To watch your child blossom and grow to know themself is an amazing gift 🌱 #thenuturingway

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@runwild.mychild

What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash . Featured 📷 by @my.three.moons Mod @sunshyne.diaries . Be sure to follow us and tag #runwildmychild for your chance to be featured

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@ariana_playswith_mama

CLOTHESPIN FINE MOTOR BABY ACTIVITY🤗ИГРЫ С ПРИЩЕПКАМИ ДЛЯ МАЛЫШЕЙ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🤗Decided to share one simple activity that we’ve been doing with Arman lately! This is so good for his fine motor skills development! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🦷There are other small but exiting news😁- Arman got his first tooth! And as soon as it came in I noticed some changes in Arman- he would sleep better, say new sounds, even his face suddenly looked more mature to me:) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🦷Did you noticed any difference when your little one got first tooth? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🤗Последнее время нам очень понравилось играть с прищепками! Это отличное занятие для развития мелкой моторики малыша- он пытается ухватить и отцепить прищепку от подушки, а это для малыша уже как маленькая тренировка!😃 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀🦷А ещё у Армулика наконец- то вылез первый зубик! И в этот же день он как будто изменился немного- стал лучше спать, новые звуки выговаривать, и даже выглядит немного повзрослевшим:) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀🦷У вашего малыша после первого зубика были какие то изменения?

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@travelwithjakey

Forever favourite @waytoplaytoys roads and a few new birthday editions from @the_freckled_frog and @siku.official make for more fun! You can find most of what you see here @lucaslovescars

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@when_hana_met_harry

Well, the earth is in roughly the same place it was last year when I invited myself into this beautiful insta play community. One whole year later and I have learnt so much more about myself, my beautiful boy and this crazy journey called motherhood! The journey leading to my starting this account is still pretty emotional for me... although tbh it’s not that hard to make me teary 😅 (thanks for that trait Mum!)... but sharing it was incredibly empowering as I received so many messages from women in my life who had/were having similar experiences, and thanked me for helping them to feel less lonely. I will always be so thankful that I came out of that place feeling empowered and inspired, as I know it could just as easily have gone the other way. I’m so passionate about Mum’s supporting Mum’s and that is one of the reasons I continue to share our journey here. I can’t commit to posting every day like other accounts do - because I know my personality and need to direct that focused energy into raising my beautiful son - so I know that I’ll never reach thousands because of that, but that’s not why I’m here anyway. I’m thankful for any opportunity to connect with other parents and help them to see that playful learning doesn’t have to be beautiful or time consuming, it just has to be filled with love and intention. . Our little play space has evolved a lot since this time last year! And there are things I said and felt then that I haven’t necessarily held to (I’m looking at you, feeble attempt at minimalism 🤦🏻‍♀️) but we will continue to grow and change and do our best along the way. So thanks for sharing this journey with me, and I hope that we can continue to support and inspire each other for many more! . I’ll link my first few posts in stories (not that far to scroll though!) if you’re interested in the crash landing into motherhood which eventually brought me here! 😂

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@helena_river_steiner

“Children and teenagers have become busier than ever. But neurologists and psychologists say pushing kids to be constantly learning and practicing, even during summer vacation, is not good for them ... "Yes, practice builds up strength, but so does downtime," [psychologist, Lea Waters] said.” We hope everyone has had a wonderful break and look forward to starting a new term on Tuesday. To read more about the benefits of down time for children, see the link in our bio

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