Do you feel pressured to constantly come up with new ideas for your child’s play? Maybe they’re great at entertaining themselves most of the day, but for some reason, there is that little pocket of time that they seem to whine, or say “I’m bored!” every day?
For us, it’s around 4 pm. My son will have been playing nicely, in a good mood all day. He’s had good naps and just had his afternoon snack.
Then all of a sudden he melts down. The toys that he loved 30 minutes ago are suddenly boring and he just wants to whine at me. He needs something new and exciting (and/or me) to entertain him.
It can be exhausting trying to stay on our toes for our little ones day in and day out. So we head to Pinterest for ideas, but half the ideas we find there take an hour to set up and a dozen materials we don’t have, all for only 10 minutes of entertainment.
Add on top of that, if you have a child aged 3-5, chances are you’re starting to feel the pressure of “Kindergarten Readiness.” With academics becoming a bigger and bigger part of Kindergarten, parents of preschool-aged children are starting to feel the pressure to make sure their child is learning.
(If they have varied opportunities to play in different ways and are read to regularly, they’ll be fine, don’t worry!)
So I came up with a short email series: 5 Days of Free and Easy Play and Learn Prompts.
It’s a 5-day email series, where every day for 5 days you’ll receive a simple and easy to set up play prompt. There is nothing super complicated that will take all of naptime to set up. I’ve tied in different areas of playful learning and let you know what your child will be learning or developing with this type of play.
The activities range from storytelling to sensorial play to music and a couple in between.
Some points to know about the play prompt series:
+This email series is 100% free and I’m not going to try to sell you a single thing during it.
I’ve signed up for email series before, only to discover that the good stuff is included in the “paid package” and the “free series” is just an ad. Boo!
+The activities were created with children aged 2-5 in mind, but with some small adjustments, they’re are absolutely applicable to younger or older children. My son is one and we were able to play through each activity.
+There is also no shopping list for this play prompt series! Every activity is from simple things you probably already have at home. Paper and pencil? Check! Something that plays music? Check!
+The activities are all things that you can do with them, or (if it’s age-appropriate) you can set up for independent play.
+There is a hashtag to go along with the play series! Throw a #MyPlayfulLearner on your photos on Instagram and we can play along together! The activities are fairly open-ended, so I look forward to seeing how everyone adapts them for their child. I plan to share photos on my own Instagram (@ThePlayfulLearner)
So what are you waiting for? Let’s play together!
Sign up for the Play Prompt Series!
A 5 day series of free and simple play prompts to inspire playful learning.