Category Archives: the importance of play

Nature Deficit Disorder

It is my very humble opinion that much of our world’s current malaise is due to what Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, coined as “Nature Deficit Disorder”. Getting out in nature has always been an experience … Continue reading

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Picnic Table Talk: Imagination

There’s a great Picnic Table Talk this week about Your Child’s Imagination over at ABC’s and 123’s Learning Cooperative. Aside from all the “educational” type activities we do over here, promoting my children’s imaginations has been very important to me. … Continue reading

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Props for pretend play

Because I’ve been inspired by Ph.D in Parenting’s Carnival of Play, I’m posting some of the neatest little free printables I found for pretend play and adding some of my own ideas. One of the girls favorite pretend play scenarios … Continue reading

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Make believe play to help self-regulation?

In an effort to help my selectively mute/highly sensitive 4.5 year old, I’m doing everything I can to create an environment at home that increases her ability to self-regulate. I will be starting to post some pictures of the ideas … Continue reading

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