We’re playing outside today. We’re looking at new ideas and getting some inspiration for our natural play space for our children, whatever the weather.
Not all tots are happy to be outside. They are easily bored or don’t know what to do. Maybe you have children like mine who stand at the glass and beg to come in…. I know how hard that is.
During the show I talk about how we overcame their resistence to being outside.
Sometimes we just look in our playspace and just don’t have any more to give…..we’re busy, tired or lack inspiration. There’ s nothing like a bit of inspiration to get us thinking about our families and what we can do that’ll fit our age and stage outside in our playspace.
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What outdoor play activities and ideas are you doing this year? Do you have an outdoor play area? What do you do for shade and play or rain and play Do you have any tips for reluctant outdoor tots or new takes on activities.. In the comments, share your experiences.
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In this episode::
- 12 outdoor play spaces on Pinterest
- Sidewalk chalk spray
- Sunken Trampolines
- Chalk dress ups
- Messy Play Stations- becoming a scientist
- Natural ice boats
- What to do with old playdough
- Making natural shapes
- Balance steps for the garden
- When you are planning your outdoor play space- get inspired!
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For me, outside play is difficult. Most of our back yard is a garden (my husabnd’s) and he’s very strict on where the children can play. The two digging areas are really not big enough and we have a car port where they ride their bikes, but only when daddy is at work. We do have a patch of grass on the side of the house, but there is no gate toward the road so I have to be extra vigilant to not let my 2 year old run wild. It’s just difficult and my husband does not budge on the yard so I often have to take them to the park. But I’m trying to be creative. I have a 4 and 2 year old. I like the idea of making some play centers. I might try that this summer. Thanks for the great show!
Thanks for sharing the link to our play space 🙂