This first Raising Playful Tots Index is a quarterly look at play based blogs from around the blogosphere. This first index is a collaboration of play blogs we have found. We look forward to finding more to add to this index.
The purpose of the index is to:
- Connect readers and great play content together.
- Celebrate, in one place, those blogs that support raising playful tots.
- Gather together a network of play blogs.
Our aim is to highlight innovative play ideas for children under eight gathered from educators and parents. It was important for us to find bloggers who emphasized appropriate early years play and those with a mix of play ideas were rated higher than one play style. For example a blog based on one aspect of play (e.g. sewing dolls) would not be weighted as much as one that focused on imaginary play, outdoor play and crafts.
These Early years play bloggers have a mixture of play based activities and document them regularly on their blogs. They may be considered crafty mums, home school mums, or something else, but they also have to have a big portion of play activities found on their blogs.
The blogs listed here are not the only blogs on play.
The index is fully updated quarterly.
How to Get your Play Blog Included in the Index
Please fill out the form to be added into the next list.
Your blogs must be up to date and have 3 months or more of posts to be eligible. We look forward to adding your play blog to the index.
Melitsa and Nicole
Who we are
Melitsa is a stay at home mum raising three full of fun boys in various countries as a military mum. She shares her thoughts and ideas on keeping Early years playtime fun for both parents and children through her website and podcast.
Nicole: As a mother of five gorgeous kids ranging from 11years to one year old, I have figured out a few tricks, processes and plans that have helped make our daily life easier. Through my blog I share my ideas on how to streamline the repetitive tasks in family life, so you have more time for fun the parts like playing, getting out and about or just quietly enjoying each others company.