How do you divide your time between work that has to get done and playing with your child? Allie from NoTimeForFlashcards.com, Educator and creative crafter and Melitsa share their struggles,systems, solutions and stories about the age old question; are we doing enough ( or too much?)
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- Deciding how much time to spend crafting
- Dealing with the frustration of them refusing to do a brilliantly thought out activity
- Working out your day with play included
- Why we should plan some play
- How to give individual time when you have two chidlren
- The glory of quiet time
- Planning to be unstructured
- Having realistic expectations of length of play depends on their age/stage
- Stretching out an activity- getting the most from an activity
- Training and teaching what happens when you need to get things done.
- Scheduling the TV hours
- ebb and flow of the day
Crayon Freckles: Painting with Kitchen utensils
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For most of 2009 I was on a personal quest to get outdoors and encourage play with my little ones. We love all aspects of play but like most people we have our favourites. My boys are really active so going outdoors makes perfect sense. Now that we go out I wonder what stopped me/us so much from doing all this earlier.
Today’s interview is with freelance writer, Caroline Webster of Small Fry Fun. She is a passionate believer in the magic of being outdoors & encouraging lots of unstructured play for children.She lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband and is mum to two young children. Caroline is a co-founder of the website Small Fryfun.com along with Susie Cameron & Katrina cook. She’s a published author of the book “Small Fry Outdoors” which is the second book of the three jam packed resource books available for parents & carers from Small fry She also blogs at
If you needed a bit of a prod like we did in 2009 to get outdoors or you are happy to be outside you’ll find something new to try.
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If you wish to buy the book – it’s available on most of the major book retailer sites but you can also order direct from Harper Collins Australia at http://www.harpercollins.com.au and search for Small Fry Outdoors
What new or different Outdoor activities are you keen on trying this year?
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