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My first post on Play Activities took a very long time to compile. I was nervous and worried if anyone would read it and if anyone would make a comment.
That was in January 2007.
Want to see the post? Simple steps that make kids curious about learning
While times change and our children get older play remains the same. The aim of this blog is to document the play activities that I have done with my family. We have a lot of fun and mishaps, smiles and tantrums over play. But sticking at it when times are tough helps. During the time that I’ve been blogging I’ve had two more babies, hospital stays and change of work habits because of this, moved 4 times, lived on two different continents and three different countries. Life has sure been busy but during all this what has grounded us and kept us together as a family is that we play together.
Why this style of play?
There has always been a lot of very talented people who craft or have visually stunning pictures. I love those sites like everyone else. I want this site to keep it real for those of us that wish to play with our children and not feel the pressure to make everything look beautiful. They can and do . We try and have fun.
What do you do?
This is a one stop resource for all different types of play experience. The play activities email is a free weekly email of play activities that parents can do with their children using everyday material found in your home. You usually have to hand more things than you imagine that will easily be useful as a play activity. If you’re a regular blog reader you’ll love these activities. Sign up is free ( Top right sidebar)
Recently I started a podcast where I interview people with a big heart for Early years play. Experts, authors and parents who follow the philosophy of Play Activities- engage and not entertain.
I’m often asked to provide printables. I try and include downloads if I have them or make them. Most of our play activities use materials we find around the home and are interactive. We don’t use many printables ourselves. My boys are avid artists and I love it. We use lots of sticker books, supplied by family, colouring books when we’re out and about.
The first of anything is really exciting. How do you keep play exciting for your kids?
Raising Playful Tots is an Internet radio or Podcast available 24hrs a day . Host: Melitsa Avila of Play Activities. Download each episode yourself visit each show notes to do this or have iTunes do this automatically for you.
Week 14th Feb 2010: Playing outdoors….with Caroline Webster of http://salisburydowns.wordpress.com shares the final part of her series on imaginative play activities for the little ones Outdoors. She gives away two copies of her book in an easy contest.
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If you blog what was your first blog post……….post it in the comments section. You probably took the longest time writing it.
What was one of the first blogs you commented on?