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The Play. Learn. Thrive. Show

Welcome to the Play. Learn. Thrive. Show

A podcast for parents who want to raise confident and independent kids.

About Me

Welcome! I’m Alanna.

Teacher, mama to three little ones (soon to be four) and the founder of Play. Learn. Thrive. 

After working in Connecticut’s public-school system as an English teacher for more than 10 years, I realized that many of my student’s issues, such as a lack of motivation and independence, could be traced back to early childhood learning. My desire to better understand my students drove my interest in child development but becoming a mother further pushed me to understand what it takes to raise happy, self-motivated, kind, driven and independent children.

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