independent play

  • The Benefits of Boredom

    The Benefits of Boredom “I’m bored.” Of course, you have no doubt heard this phrase from your kids. It’s an all too common chorus at home that causes parents to sigh and sometimes scramble for things to do. However, boredom is not a bad thing. In fact, there are many benefits to boredom. Especially in…

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  • Open-ended toy myths, BUSTED

    Everyone is talking about open-ended toys. It’s no secret anymore that all toys are NOT created equal. Everyday you scroll social media and see playrooms full of carefully curated open-ended toys and children playing peacefully.  There are many benefits to open-ended toys and providing our children with open-ended toys should be top of mind. That…

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  • How to get a toddler to play independently

    Ah, the toddler stage. Not so long ago your little peanut was just hanging out, willingly wherever you set him or her. Now… not so much. Gone are the days of stationary play. Now, it’s off the races to get into anything and everything ALL DAY LONG. It’s exhausting! Which is probably why you’re here…

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  • How to encourage/promote independent play in 5 Simple Steps

    Working from home with kids… SUCKS to put it mildly.  If you can’t afford a babysitter or nanny to watch them while you’re trying to get s**t done a simple task that may take you 15 minutes kidless turns into a two hour battle of the wills. What you NEED is for your child to…

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