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Setting up the home as a learning environment for young boys

by on January 30, 2015
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Setting up the home as a learning environment for young boys

Setting up our home for learning. We gather a few things for the kids but are they the right things? During this show we talk about setting up our home for learning for boys.  Since boys and girls are different there are some environments that support and help a boy learn more than others.

This show is from a mother of all boys perspective from aged 11 and younger. There will be lots of cross overs with girl and boy/girl families. As we all things simple parenting and simple play take what works for your family and run with it, discard those that don’t fit. We know our children and if you find something here that works for your family, boy or girl, go for it!  I’m sharing practical activities and ideas and our experiences.

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Show notes:

  1. Have a family gathering time
  2. Be intentional about where and how much boys have strong attachments, touch, bonding and the right learning environment.
  3. Be a good stress home
  4. Offer good choices that are reasonable
  5.  Verbal tips and ideas to get them talking more
  6. Don’t neglect the fine motor work but you’ll probable need something else before you start.
  7.  Make space for sound (and no sound)  appreciation creatively

 

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I’d love to hear your ideas about how you are creating learning environments for your boys. What’s working for you right now.

 

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5 Ways to have Better Times with Family Game Night

by on January 24, 2015
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5 ways to have better times with family game night

Has family game night been on your to do list for a while now?#It’s the type of thing we’d like to do but somehow we don’t get around to doing it.

 

This show we talk about 5 ways to have a better time with family game night. Instead of it being a chore we find some solutions.

Raising Playful Tots – the podcast for parents who want to make the most of their playtime and enjoy simple parenting

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Show notes:

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What I’m listening to this week 

 

WHAT TO DO NEXT:

So you’ve listened to this episode – if you liked it and want to hear other ones – and I really think you will….you should do this right now:

 

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Beginners Guide to Small World Play

by on January 17, 2015
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Beginners Guide to Small World Play

Small World Play is a really lovely way for children to use their imagination and play with others or independently for a while. Pretend play is often troublesome to beginning with for some of us. It feels strange to play like this now and then there’s when is a good time to play these type of activities with the kids?

Many times all these loose parts end up scattered in bins, boxes and around the house instead of in the hands of the kids.

Come view small world play with fresh eyes. Today’s show has a quick explanation of small world play. I’m sharing ideas for small world play. I also go into detail about common problems with small world play like when they get stuck playing the same scene or the big question- how can I encourage the children to play longer with these small world pieces.

 

Raising Playful Tots – the podcast for parents who want to make the most of their playtime and enjoy simple parenting

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Show notes:

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Benefits of Small World Play

‘ small children need to have this type of play clearly modelled to them’ : Supporting small world play

 

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Something to play in or on

Ideas for Small World Play themes

Seasonal like Christmas, winter, autumn, spring, outdoors, beach,

Themes like: Ocean, water, artic, zoo, dinosaurs, moon, space, jungle, Safari, Forest, bugs woods,houses, construction, castles, farm, cars, suitcase, treasure hunts, cities, b

After popular characters, Frozen, Superheroes

Story related, fairy, fairytales, bear hunt

Compliments of small world play

  •  no sew mats, felt, playdough, sensory bins, light tables, fabric, playscapes made from felt, Stones, sticks

Where to get the small word play things

  • zoos
  • etsy
  • ebay
  • car boot sales
  • yard sales
  • toy shops
  • charity shops
  • around the house
  • crafty stores

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Where do you get your small world play objects? ( In desperate need of more)

 

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WHAT TO DO NEXT:

So you’ve listened to this episode – if you liked it and want to hear other ones – and I really think you will….you should do this right now:

 

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