Nothing’s worse than a temper tantrum or discipline issues around a play activity. We all end up frustrated, cross and really unlikely to want to do the activity. Play activities can all too easily be derailed by high emotions.
Today I’m talking to Amy Speidel of Conscious discipline about approaches to use to move us through this season of Early childhood learning.
We are teaching and learning through conflict situations so we can be about the business of play.
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What we learn in this podcast::
- What is conscious discipline?
- about brain based research and how it impacts discipline
- about coaching our children on what to do in the three states
- Benefits of using the technique S.T.A.R to turn off the alarm system so we can problem solve.
- an alternative approach to just “Time Out” to solve a problem.
- What to do if they are watching a program and they don’t want to turn off the TV
- the truth about yelling, “Calm down”.
- Where to place our focus when disciplining.
- How saying don’t hit actually reinforces the hitting? and changing that!
- Tips for “Inside voice” and Whining
- Nine words that will limit whining!
- …”this behaviour needs more skill …it needs more experience”
- that children think in pictures and why your home should change because of it
- ways to curb our frustrations as parents during these high emotion times
- Gas or Fire technique
- …quick techniques and tips
- teaching the need for control and our feelings like anger.
Wiring the brain for success : TEDTalk
Books to share with our children about emotions: Shubert series
Loving Guidance videos on Youtube.
Butterfly garden :: Sun Hats and Wellie boots
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Thank you for listening and being a playmate!
In this 31 minute podcast, you’ll learn aboutAmy Anderson of Let’s explore. She’s a mom passionate about play with her two girls. Amy walks us through her play day and the tips and tricks that help their family enjoy play.
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Here are the show notes:
00:00 Introduction and Welcome
00:45 Extended playtime opportunities
01:50 How do you store masterpieces?
02:29 Question for listeners. Solutions to Lego pieces, Polly Pockets, Stickle bricks
04:07 Amy talks about Let’s explore and how she came to start writing about play activities.
04:50 Amy talk about running her retail play store and how important this was informing her play choices.
05:53 Pitfalls of ‘eye candy’ craft blogs and how to choose appropriate play activities without feeling pressured.
06:41 Valuing the experience of play rather than what it looks like.
07:25 Using the materials you have for activities.
08:09 Improvisation is good and buying every specialist piece of equipment is just not practical or necessary.
08: 29 Repurposing and reusing play activities
08:50 Benefits of having a Junk Box. Junk boxes and Playdates .
09:36 Bubble wrap, candle holder, vase and other ideas
10:50 Open ended play vs one time things.
11:03 Cardboard box and creativity. How do you get unstructured play in?
12:06 Keeping things low key and one activity a week
12:22 Unstructured playtime is crucial especially as our children get older.
12:46 Scheduling unstructured play
13:00 Coping with the “I’m bored!” whine
14:00 Rotating art supplies keep ideas fresh.
15:24 Sticker fun for the younger ones to put off the whining moments
16:42 Social and emotional pointers- take time to get involved in their play
17:01 Kids are happy to engage with each other but we still have to engage with them
17:15 Sneaking in learning opportunities with examples
19:14 What is your process for accepting or rejecting a play activity in your family?
20:50 what do they need, what do they love,what do I want and what do we have around the house
21:38 Media marketing ,impulsing buying and implementing a play philosophy that influences your play.
22:40 limit going to the toy store. Things look so good but there is (often) a price to pay in creativity.
23:08 Limiting TV with commercials and pester power.
23:53 Benefits of carrying a notebook for the “I wants and I needs” becomes a wishlist.
25:00 Silly question
26:00 Weekly find: Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow
Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman
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