In this book you’ll learn both the reasons why and ways to accomplish returning play to your child’s life in such a way that you’ll also feel inspired to find your own inner child.
Checklists, quick guides, charts and more. All available to you, easy to reference and ready to print to help you along your journey.
Access to our Facebook group to be able to ask questions, discuss parenting topics, request toy suggestions and more.
“Before taking the Play Learn Thrive program I would periodically go through toys the kids weren’t playing with and downsize. I thought this created a clean, less stress play space. But I wasn’t thinking about purposeful play and didn’t really understand it. What I discovered during the process of my playroom redo was how much my kids enjoyed some of the toys I had hidden away – I went through everything in one day and my kids were happy to play by themselves with Legos and Magnatiles all day! I ended up going through the toys in the kids’ rooms too and felt an emotional clog lifted once we filled an entire truck bed up with toys to donate. Pickup time is shorter and we are all happier now that the toys are more thoughtful and less over-stimulating.”
– Shari, Navigating Parenthood
“Alanna is super friendly and knowledgeable and has allowed me to see the reasons why my children just weren’t playing! I thought it was just the personality of my eldest but in fact he was just overwhelmed by all of the stuff and it was easier to watch TV than play in the chaos! With Alanna’s help I have been able to get rid of lots of toys that had little play value but I was hanging on to them ‘just in case’. I kept some of our best toys in inaccessible places because they looked pretty and I worried pieces would go missing, everything is now in reach of the children and the quality and duration of imaginative play occurring now is amazing! The boys are playing together regularly and I am able to do some jobs without being disturbed every 5 seconds! Thank you.”
– Carleigh, Mom to two boys
I am a mom to four little ones, a public school teacher and fierce advocate for play.
During my 10 years of teaching in Connecticut’s public school system I taught many students who struggled with motivation and confidence. I experienced some similarities with my kids at home, which Ied me to do my own research about the importance of play in early childhood development.
I founded Play.Learn.Thrive to teach you what I’ve learned and to make life a little easier for us! Through my courses and resources, I’ll show you how to use independent and unstructured play to encourage problem-solving, critical thinking, and self-reliance.
I’m excited for you to join me on this journey towards happier, more confident kids, one play session at a time.
Absolutely not! You can create an amazing play space regardless of the size or layout of your space.
That’s totally OK! Kids don’t need expensive toys, and there are plenty of ways to find open ended toys for free or cheap. I can also get you some good discounts.
Definitely not! Every family is unique and this course can provide you with guidance on how to transform your unique space. You’ll also benefit from more personalized support in our exclusive Facebook group.
No worries! This will absolutely be life changing for you and for your child. I will be able to give you specific tips and tricks that will begin to encourage your child to play independently.
Yes! I have spent a significant amount of time teaching in the public school system and working with kids of a variety of needs. I also have a team of specialists that I consult with including a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech pathologist, special education teachers and play therapists.
Don’t worry, I’ve been there. We will chat about this in the course. You can also always ask for specific recommendations in our exclusive Facebook group.
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