Monday, 03 August, 2020

Month: July 2020


Our Favorite Arts and Crafts Supplies — Encourage Play

I got these for Christmas for the kids. They’re fantastic. They are little screws and tools made specifically to work with cardboard. We got a couple of little kits to make things, but my favorite way to use them is Read more…


The Benefits of Playdates — Encourage Play

Inside: An incredible collection of play ideas for families during times when they need to stay at home. Also, why play helps at this time, and how we can view this as an opportunity to re-connect .Usually, as families, we Read more…


Book Review - Project Dad: Make Every Day an Adventure With Dad — Encourage Play

This post contains affiliate links, learn more here. My husband loves to do things with the kids, but arts and crafts really aren’t his thing. He likes to play video games with them, take them on outings, or play outside. Read more…


Simple and Fun Activities and Crafts for Kids — Encourage Play

We like to do crafting projects using things we generally have in the house. It makes it quick and easy to set up play times. It’s also a great way to encourage creative and flexible thinking. This is a project Read more…


Fun with Pipe cleaners! — Encourage Play

I love pipe cleaners or chenille stems (whatever you prefer to call them)! They are a really versatile open-ended play item that can be used in so many different ways. Here are 8 different simple and easy projects you can Read more…


Imperfect Family Fun means Perfect Teachable Moments — Encourage Play

It’s a rainy fall afternoon. The children have a day off, and they’ve been busy creating, playing and arguing all morning. It’s the perfect day to put on a movie, get some popcorn (and warm coffee for the adults) and Read more…


Q's Race to the Top — Encourage Play

This post contains affiliate links. Learn more here.This is one of my favorite social skills games! I found it at the Chicago Toy and Game Fair. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to play with my clients to Read more…


DIY Scratch Art Painting — Encourage Play

Do you remember the excitement you’d feel when you had a sub in elementary school? They always did things a little differently, and perhaps you’d get a chance to do something really unique and different.Once, I had a sub who Read more…


The Benefits of Playdates — Encourage Play

Inside: An incredible collection of play ideas for families during times when they need to stay at home. Also, why play helps at this time, and how we can view this as an opportunity to re-connect .Usually, as families, we Read more…


The Benefits of Playdates — Encourage Play

Inside: An incredible collection of play ideas for families during times when they need to stay at home. Also, why play helps at this time, and how we can view this as an opportunity to re-connect .Usually, as families, we Read more…