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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:

2015 Parenting Planner, Calendar and Play Planner  for family

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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

Click the play button above and let’s get some ideas

Show notes:

2015 Parenting Planner, Calendar and Play Planner  for family

Dinovember- plastic dinosaurs that come to life in your home each November.

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

Peaceful Solutions to Minimize Family Strife with Specific Solutions part 2 of a series

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

 

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Contributions are better than Chores

by on January 9, 2015
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A Guide to Contributions that work for families

Contributions are better than chores.

Really they are :)

This is bumper show exploring contributions and how you can get them working in your family. I’m sharing our ups and downs with contributions.

  • Which contributions work and why some won’t…ever.
  • The best ways to share contributions with the family and how to work with the family to have contributions.
  • Evaluating contributions and how you can teach skills through contributions along with the benefits of doing contributions in our homes.

Lots of practical ideas to make this a peaceful practice in your home

 

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

Click the play button above and let’s get some ideas

Show notes:

2015 Parenting Planner, Calendar and Play Planner  for family

Contributions via Vicki Hoefle the podcast

What’s contributions like in your home?

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:

 

Get Raising Playful Tots on iTunes    Get Raising Playful Tots on Stitcher

   How to listen and subscribe to this show

 

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