Oh I feel like I have been working away at this little series for so long now and really can not wait to get started. So here it finally is;
30 Days to Transform Your Play
I am always so appreciative when you guys take the time to email me with your thoughts, stories and questions. This series was designed for you. This isn’t a series about creating play experiences for your child; we all have Pinterest for that.
This is a series about using that inspiration and creating play experiences and play spaces which appeal to the interests of your child; connecting experiences so your child can further their interests and deepen their play.
We will post a new task each weekday with a chance to catch-up on any of the week’s tasks on the weekend.
First up I have a question for you, Why do you want to make changes to the play experiences you create for your children?
I think it is important to identify why you want to make changes otherwise if you’re anything like me, your motivation will soon wear off and you’ll go back to what you are familiar with doing.
If you can say why you want to make changes, you will be more likely to continue to make small changes to your home, be more aware of the toys and materials which come into your home, see different opportunities for play and learning and persevere with lifestyle changes which might prove challenging or overwhelming at first.
We’ve got lots of things planned this month including:
- identifying interests
- improving a play area
- choosing and arranging toys and materials
- creating opportunities through play and exploration for your child to represent their ideas and learning
- creating play experiences and explorations which invoke a sense of wonder and discovery whilst appealing to your child’s individual interests
If you haven’t already done it, make some time to complete your homework from last week; you’ll need that information soon. You are of course welcome to move through the series at your own pace; whether it takes you a day or a week for each task, it doesn’t matter. This series is intended to inspire and empower you to see your children’s play in a new and different way.
Ok. Let’s get started.
DAY 1: Why do you want to make changes to the way you approach your child’s play?