In today we dive into the benefits and uses of free play! Discover what it means to engage in free play and how to facilitate it in easy, fun activities with your kids. Learn about the skills children can develop during free play, from an increased attention span to building the capacity to negotiate with other children.
We break down why a combination of structured play and free play is great for your child’s development as well as some tips on how to find a balance.
Later, we discuss why some children might struggle with free play and offer suggestions on how to slowly introduce helpful games and activities into their lives. We share some of our favorite tips, tricks, and activities for free play, like putting together a sensory bin or using a choice board for when children express boredom.
Join us today for plenty of insights into free play, like why boredom can be a good thing for your kids and how to incorporate clean-up into playtime!
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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Free To Play
Hunt, Gather, Parent
Episode 157: What is Constructional Praxis and Why is it Such an Important Skill?
Episode 37: Motor Planning & Praxis Abilities
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