Ashleigh
New York City, New York, US
2 years ago

Need playtime inspiration? We’ve got you. 🧸

This week, we’ve teamed up with Claire Russell, an early years specialist, to answer your questions. Whether you need help with making homework fun, or you’re desperate for at-home activity ideas for your little ones, please do share any questions you may have. To submit your questions, either post below or message me (Ashleigh, from Team Peanut!) privately. We’ll be sharing her answers on Wednesday, 27th May.
Need playtime inspiration? We’ve got you. 🧸

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2 years ago

3 almost four months. Something that makes tiny and floor time interesting

New York City, New York, US
2 years ago

🖐 Sensory play 🖐 • You don’t need to make time for sensory play constantly, there’s no pressure! • When you do have time, it’s amazing. It stimulates all the senses of your baby’s body and allows them to make connections that’ll benefit their development later in life when it comes to solving more complex tasks. • It supports language development, motor skills, problem solving skills and social interaction.

New York City, New York, US
2 years ago

🧒 Independent play 🧒 • We assume this is something they will do but it is actually a skill we need to teach our children • When you catch them playing on their own, try not to distract them - turn off the TV and put your phone away • When they’ve finished, praise them. Share that playing on your own is an amazing skill, and support them.

New York City, New York, US
2 years ago

💸 Do I need to buy new toys? 💸 • Our houses are full of more than enough stuff! • You just need to explore play potential. For example, your recycling box! Cardboard tubes and boxes are great for playtime. If you’re not sure what to do with them, give them to your little one and see what they come up with. • Try swapping and moving toys too - if it hasn’t been played with for a while, take it to another room. It’ll encourage them to explore that toy again.

New York City, New York, US
2 years ago

🗣 Speaking 🗣 • Children develop at their own pace but there are things you can do to encourage ur little one to explore speech more • Try to make your child a cosy corner or a den. When they’re in there they don’t think anyone is listening, so they’re more likely to play around with sounds and speech • Another good tip is to let them play with mirrors, soft toys with faces, or pretend phones - these can also encourage them to speak without worrying an adult is listening to them

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