Welcome to the 30 Days to Transform Your Play series with Kate from An Everyday Story and I (Racheous). We have created this inspiring and thought-provoking series for you. With simple and practical advice for you.
You – the mama who respects her child and is passionate about learning with them
You – the mama who tries to be mindful with the toys and materials that are brought into your home but still finds herself overwhelmed
You – the mama who needs to re-organise her children’s playspace but needs some guidance
You – the mama who knows her child’s interests but isn’t 100% sure what to do with that information
You – the mama who wants to know how to organise invitations to play and explore
You – the mama who wants to know how to help her child represent and express ideas and learning
You – the mama who wants to transform your play
Think about and answer this: Why do you want to make changes to the way you approach your child’s play?
Over the coming weeks we will be working with you on all of the above and more. This is an interactive series. We want you to be involved.
Share your questions, updates and suggestions on our Facebook pages, Instagram with the hashtag #30daystyp (30 Days [to] Transform Your Play).
And if you feel inspired to blog about your experiences, make sure you leave a link in the comments each day so we can all pop over and have a read. 30 Days to Transform Your Play.
If you haven’t already done it, make sure you set aside some time today to complete your homework from last week; you’ll need that information for tomorrow’s task.
Be sure to follow us as we update daily for the next 30 days and guide you with practical and inspiring tips to transform your play. See you tomorrow!
Alexandra Dunlop says
I only recently discovered your blog…just in time for the “30 Days to Transform Your Play” posts. I have to say it is difficult to pick just one post as I was inspired by them all and can certainly see the impact they are having, and will continue to have in my home. If I have to pick the one that resonated with me the most I would have to say it was Day 4, Identifying your child’s interests.
To explain how significantly this impacted on me as a parent and ultimately my son via my parenting during play I have to give you some background. Prior to the birth of my son I struggled with fertility problems for 8 years. I thought I would never have children and was incredibly envious of all the people around me who seemed to fall pregnant so easily. Finally it happened for me but due to complications during pregnancy and birth I am unable to have more children. I vowed that I give everything I could to my baby boy and be the best mum I possibly could be. My son is now 22 months and I have realised recently, and your posts have helped me in this realisation, that in my desire to give/do the best for my boy I have been overwhelming and smothering him. I have been bombarding him with all the great ideas I see on blogs and pinterest and I have forgotten to stop, take a step back, and really watch how HE plays and what HE is interested in. I am too quick to ‘show’ and ‘do’ for him when it comes to play. Your post has helped me to be conscious of this and as a result I am learning to step back and let my little boy be himself and let him lead me in his play via his interests.
This has been such a huge realisation for me and it has been just awesome and so rewarding to step back and see my little boy for who he really is.
Dayna@ Lemon Lime Adventures says
I love this series and I love reading from others that have similar desires in education their children through play. I love the way you approach play and learning and look forward to following along.
Thank you so much Dayna! I couldn’t agree more regarding reading from like-minded mamas!
Teaching Children about Sciene @ Uplifting Families says
I love the X-ray idea and it would be a great way to show your child how their body is made up of different types of tissues and bones. It would make a perfect science discussion for your and your child or you can add it to your home preschool curriculum.
Such an exciting series. I decided to do the ‘homework’ religiously, so I will be reflecting on my blog.
Bek @ Just For Daisy says
My first daughter is really good at playing independently and playing with friends or her younger sister. She plays well in imaginative play type situations and can create ‘something from nothing’. From a baby we had her play ‘near mum’ ‘with mum’ and ‘away from mum’ and I feel like she still reflects this well.
Our second daughter however, is really clingy and seems to need constant adult ‘help’ or ‘stimulation’ to keep her play going. I know this is also an age thing (she’s 20 months) but I can see differences in her compared with her sister. She is much more outdoorsy and physical… always on the go.
So I’m really keen to see what wisdom you ladies can impart upon me! xxx
This is fantastic girls!
Kate - An Everyday Story says
So honoured to be doing this series with you Rach :)
Kylie @ Octavia and Vicky says
Looks like an awesome series from two of my favourite blogs, looking forward to following along :)
Jackie@My Little Bookcase says
Great series. I’m looking forward to it. I’ve just published my thoughts on AES’s p0st though.