PLAY. LEARN. THRIVE.

Raising independent kids one block at a time.

Why is independent play important?

Promoting independent or solo play not only benefits you but your child in ways you probably never even thought of. Besides the fact that it promotes creativity and encourages them to use their imagination it also sets them up for adulthood.

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toys matter

Open-Ended Toys

What are open ended toys? Open ended toys are toys that can be played with in a variety of ways. They are simple and are typically the toys you have seen stand the test of time, like blocks. A child can create so many different things from one day to the next just by using their imagination. 

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all play is not created equal

Play with a Purpose

Open-Ended play fosters a child’s ability to build resilience, act independently and intentionally all while improving their ability to focus. All of which are valuable life skills your child can learn just from playing!

5 simple steps

To Promote Independent Play

Promoting independent or solo play not only benefits you but your child in ways you probably never even thought of. Besides the fact that it promotes creativity and encourages them to use their imagination it also sets them up for adulthood.

Welcome! I’m Alanna.

Teacher, mama to four little ones and the founder of Play. Learn. Thrive. Motherhood is hard. Trying to keep up with Pinterest and Instagram perfection is harder…

I am here to tell you that constantly entertaining your littles, setting up daily crafts or sensory bin activities, and trying to keep up with all the hottest educational toys is not only stressful but totally unnecessary. There is a better way. A way to set up your environment and choose toys that will encourage active and independent play–giving you back some much needed time and space.

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PURPOSEFUL PLAYSPACE

Learn How to Transform Any Space to Promote Purposeful and Independent Play for Your Child

A course designed to teach you how to create a space for your children that invites them to play in ways that are more engaging, purposeful and independent.

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"Alanna’s methods help parents foster that creativity to let their children lead the way!"

As a public school teacher and parent, I’ve always advocated for open-ended problem-solving through Genius Hour and passion projects in the classroom. Alanna’s experience as a public school teacher and parent has allowed her to design a course geared towards parents advocating for purposeful play and self-directed learning. Kids are naturally curious and inquisitive. Alanna’s methods help parents foster that creativity to let their children lead the way!
Jen Schneider, Public school teacher and owner of CreativeTechTeacher.com

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