The parents’ guide to crafting a home that encourages independent play.
This guide is perfect for parents with children of any age and any space in their home. It goes in-depth on how to create, organize, and manage a playroom, without spending any money or having an elaborate playroom. I share three strategies for supporting your child in independent play, so they’re more likely to play by themselves, learning on their own and letting you do what you need to do!
After being an elementary school teacher, I knew it was important for my own children to learn independence. Being able to find what they needed, when they needed it, was a priority for me, in the classroom, and now, at home.
Children thrive with order and routine. By creating a systematic playroom routine, and sticking with it, a child’s love of play will blossom. I believe all children should be able to walk into their playroom and want to play, without the help of an adult.
Welcome! These simple daily activities are for parents who want to support their child’s development from the comfort of their own home.
Beginning at 16-months-old this curriculum is a simple way to support your child as they explore the world around them. While it’s recommended that you start at the beginning, you can absolutely “jump right in” wherever you and your child currently are to maximize the benefits of these toddler lessons and activities.
Purchase this membership once and get lifetime access to all materials.
Included in this membership:
Daily “lesson” that walk you through introducing a theme to your child and then supporting them in independent play.
A guide for setting up your playroom with age-appropriate toys and activities, using items you already have.
A “Year at a Glance”
A “Unit Overview”
Sample playroom photos
Video support and videos for children
A recommended booklist
A printable PDF and resources, if you choose to use them
This farm animal learning activity is perfect for one-year-olds. You can pick up a “snowball,” open it up and show your child the animal inside. Say the animal’s name and make the animal noise. For example, you can say “This is a cow.” or “The cow says ‘moooo.’” or “The cow is black and white.” Then crumple it back up and throw it across the room.