Creating Playful Learning Spaces in our Home
One of my aims as a parent and particularly as a Stay at Home Mum is to create playful learning spaces that benefit my children and integrate into our home encouraging a life long love of learning. As a child we had a conservatory at the back of the house which was our area, in it we played, crafted, did experiments and had fun as well as in our bedrooms but during the day the time was spent in that area with easy access to the garden for outdoor play.
My Mum as a primary school teacher had got it set up so that everything was there and we didn’t realise that there was specific areas for doing things – but looking back we had a desk with pencil holders and paper notebooks and drawing and writing equipment – our writing area and then an art area with an easel and paints, lego, playmobil were stored somewhere else and we had our science kits including magnets, electricity and chemistry sets that could come out and be used in another area.
Our home at present doesn’t have an area like that so we’re really trying to fit everything in and over the last 6 months I have been dipping into and out of the Playful Learning Spaces e-course and what we have is working at the moment – this year we have plans for our dinning room and I will be taking this further and the redesign is based on the information that I have learnt from the ecourse.
Being organised and having a space to play and learn is essential for children, by following this course by Mariah Bruehl the author of Playful Learning and one of my favourite parent/play books Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder no matter how big or small your home is you can create spaces that help achieve making 2013 a playful year.
Over the next year you will see some of the areas that we have created in the posts and I would love to give you the opportunity to join in as well. I have a great special offer of 20% off of the course until the end of the month for Rainy Day Mum readers using the code RAINYDAY normally $97.00 with the 20% off you get the course for $77.60.
With 6 different areas you can access the course over time and develop these areas – including discussion groups, extra information and Mariah herself within the forums to answer questions it’s really great to get your home organized and on track to make it the play filled year that you want.
What is more. We’re also offering 1 lucky reader the course for free – yes I did say Free – we have 1 place on the course available to a reader of Rainy Day Mum – all you need to do is use the Rafflecopter entry system below – first entry by leaving a comment on this post about which area you most want help turning into a playful learning space and then you can have further entries by following the instructions on the entry system.
Playful Learning Space Ecourse Giveaway T&C’s
- Open World Wide
- Must leave an email address to be contacted by
- Non transferable
So to enter to win a place on the Playful Learning Spaces Ecourse what is the area you most want help turning into a playful learning space?
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