004 : Top Tips when Getting Started Setting up Invitations to Play with Amy Cox

Today, Amy shares her top tips for setting up playful invitations at home.

She shares how it is NOT about the 'picture perfect' image - but more importantly, creating realistic expectations.

Amy shares her experiences with her own four children and the learning curves they have gone through.



0:51 Learn Amy’s top tips if you'd like to set up an 'invitation to play'.

1:04 Amy shares her story of setting up her own very first sensory play experience for her son (and the disaster that followed!)

2:20 Tip number 1: Keeping it simple.

3:50 Easing your child into new play experiences. How to get started.

5:08 Tip number 2: Keeping it age appropriate.

6:36 Tip number 3: Having realistic expectations. Removing the visuals of the perfect picture. Removing comparison.

8:25 Tip number 4: Meaningfully embracing mess.

9:53 Tip number 5: Modelling desired behaviour to help develop new skills and help children engage with different - and new -  materials.

12:13 Creating invitations to play and the benefits it can bring.

This episode of The Play Squad Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Creative Toy Shop - creative learning for all abilities. It’s our go-to store for all of our play and creative needs!



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