Stuck on play ideas?
“Play is the work of children”
Maybe you’re new to [tag]unplugged play[/tag] or else you want to try some of these activities but not sure where to start. Besides the [tag]weekly play-activities[/tag] newsletter, here’s a book chock full of suggestions.
[tag]Bobbi Conner[/tag] also is the producer of [tag]The Parent’s Journal [/tag]a podcast that features interviews from renowned authors and speakers in the area of [tag]child development[/tag]. Bobbi’s down to earth interview technique ensures we get a glimpse into the lives of our children through articles, authors, suggestions and discussion from another perspective.
The blend of different speakers challenge our ” One parenting style fits all” and I believe helps us develop our own unique style suitable to our particular child(ren). At a time when we’re on a steep learning curve and families are developing.
Examples from this week’s podcast
HAPPY TRANSITIONS AT PRESCHOOL!
Bobbi interviews Nancy Schulman and Ellen Birnbaum directors of the 92nd St Y Nursery School in Manhattan and co-authors of Practical Wisdom for Parents: Demystifying the Preschool Years.
THE JOYS OF MUSIC FOR BABIES, TODDLERS, PRESCHOOLERS
Dr. John Feierabend chats about the role music plays in the early stages of childhood. Dr. Feierabendis a professor of music, founder and director of the National Center for Music and Movement in the Early Years, and author of The First Steps in Music series of books, DVDs and CDs.
PARENTING A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Amy Baskin offers wisdom to help moms take better care of themselves while parenting a child with spedical needs. Ms. Baskin is the co-author of More than a Mom: Living a Full and Balanced Life When Your child Has Special Needs
THE WE-CAN! PROGRAM TO STOP CHILDHOOD OBESITY
Karen Donato chats about the goals and objectives of the â€œWeCanâ€ program. Ms. Donato is the director of the We Can! Program of the National Institute of Health (www.wecan.org)
Well worth a listen.
Today’s the final book giveaway of the week
Unplugged Play: No Batteries. No Plugs. Pure Fun.
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- Winner: Congratulations Michelle Rosborough!
Comments and giveaways closes 12am MST Today on each of the four books. Remember you can enter each contest.
Thanks for joining in with the fun this week.
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Bobbi Conner’s Play interview of the week
That’s a great book! We had it out from the library a while back.
Sounds like something really fun and unplugged to do. I’m all for it!
Btw, I’m having giveaways on both my blogs and giving away everything from a GIFT CERTIFICATE to AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS! Hope you’ll stop by and/or spread the word.
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michelle rosborough says
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