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Author: Amy Cox, Playful Little Learners

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The Play Squad Podcast is SO MUCH MORE than ideas for play!

Each episode we bring you a new person or message to help you unlock your child's superpowers, deepen your connection and TRANSFORM playtime at your place!
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014 : The Joy of Books

014 : The Joy of Books

2019-07-1500:30:56

Teri from Petit Book Corner chats all things books with us in this episode. Teri is an avid collector of picture books and explains how powerful picture books can be as a teaching and learning tool across all ages. Teri shares her top 5 invaluable tips and tools for selecting good quality picture books as well as the best resources for choosing good quality picture books, namely your local library. In sharing her passion for books and creating a foundation for literacy, Teri explains the benefits of reading with our children. She recognises that parents are in fact their children's first reading teacher and implores people to put away the 'to-do' list. She provides strategies for making the time to read and offers ways we can display a value for reading. The benefits for prioritising reading and integrating it into the family routine becomes clear when listening to Teri's practical advice and how-to tips. For more great ideas on what we can do at home to help our kids, listen in here. BIGGEST smiles! Amy xx   SHARE THE LOVE! If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, we'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag @playfullittlelearners - we'd love to feature our listeners!   LINKS: Source amazing picture books through; Children's Book Council of Australia https://cbca.org.au/ Premiers Reading Challenge https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html   https://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/events/prc/Pages/booklist.aspx  https://readingchallenge.education.qld.gov.au/  http://www.premiersreadingchallenge.sa.edu.au   https://premiersreadingchallenge.tas.gov.au/   Grab your Free Playroom ebook on labels and toy storage tips at Playtime Hub. Access the free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Join the next Play Squad Membership here. CONNECT WITH AMY: Web: www.playfullittlelearners.com.au Instagram: @playfullittlelearners Facebook: @playfullittlelearners Email: amy@playfullittlelearners.com LOVE THESE PODCASTS? Podcast reviews are super important to iTunes - we would be so grateful if you could share the love! The more reviews we receive, the better our reach will be - which means that our content can connect more people with our experts, helping them brighten their days with young children - and of course -  help more families get PLAYFUL! If you’ve loved this podcast, never miss another one! All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to the Play Squad Podcast on iTunes. BIG SMILES and happy playing!
In today's episode, Suze from Invitation to Play shares her personal story of her daughter's early education experience and how home schooling became the perfect solution. Suze says openly that home schooling was not on her family's radar for educating their children, but when she noticed her bubbly, social, happy little girl's spark had gone out for learning, she was determined to make a change and says " We can really only make the best decisions for our family in the season we are in for now". As a teacher herself, Suze understands the pressure put on teachers to achieve unrealistic learning outcomes in young students at the expense of play and the child's interests which results in the most comprehensive kind of learning . For more empowering tips on how to be influential in your child's learning, have a listen here. BIGGEST smiles! Amy xx   SHARE THE LOVE! If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, we'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag @playfullittlelearners - we'd love to feature our listeners!   LINKS: Grab your Free Playroom ebook on labels and toy storage tips at Playtime Hub. Access the free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Join the next Play Squad Membership here. CONNECT WITH AMY: Web: www.playfullittlelearners.com.au Instagram: @playfullittlelearners Facebook: @playfullittlelearners Email: amy@playfullittlelearners.com LOVE THESE PODCASTS? Podcast reviews are super important to iTunes - we would be so grateful if you could share the love! The more reviews we receive, the better our reach will be - which means that our content can connect more people with our experts, helping them brighten their days with young children - and of course -  help more families get PLAYFUL! If you’ve loved this podcast, never miss another one! All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to the Play Squad Podcast on iTunes. BIG SMILES and happy playing!
Today, I want to share an episode of the Play Squad Podcast with you that I hope to spark conversations around Australia. In this episode of the Podcast, I chat to Dr Sandra Hesterman, a University Lecturer who is the Director of Early Childhood Education - she is responsible for teaching early childhood teachers the ins and outs of classroom life. We had a chat about the changing landscape of education, how more is expected at an earlier age and how we - as parents - have become ‘more accountable’ in these pre-school aged years. I often think how much easier life would be for me (and my family) if I just went back to the classroom two days a week, instead of pursuing my heart-centred entrepreneurial path. But the reality for me is, I am just SO PASSIONATE about how important PLAY is for our children and to help parents inject joy, playfulness and loving connection into their days with young kiddos. If this resonates with you, please let me know over on Instagram! Listen in to this week’s podcast here. BIGGEST smiles! Amy xx  SHARE THE LOVE! If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, we'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag @playfullittlelearners - we'd love to feature our listeners!   LINKS: Grab your Free Playroom ebook on labels and toy storage tips at Playtime Hub. Access the free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Join the next Play Squad Membership here. CONNECT WITH AMY: Web: www.playfullittlelearners.com.au Instagram: @playfullittlelearners Facebook: @playfullittlelearners Email: amy@playfullittlelearners.com LOVE THESE PODCASTS? Podcast reviews are super important to iTunes - we would be so grateful if you could share the love! The more reviews we receive, the better our reach will be - which means that our content can connect more people with our experts, helping them brighten their days with young children - and of course -  help more families get PLAYFUL! If you’ve loved this podcast, never miss another one! All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to the Play Squad Podcast on iTunes. BIG SMILES and happy playing!
In today’s episode, I talk to Dr Kristy Goodwin all about raising children in our digital age. Perhaps you can relate to this story? When my eldest son was three, the iPad also turned three. I thought to myself: ‘I better give him some screen time, so he didn’t get left behind when he got to Kindy the following year.’ (Kindergarten in WA is 3-4 year old play-based preschool, 5 days a fortnight) I had heard talk from my teacher friends about how they all had were getting iPads and iPods and that ‘digital technology’ sessions were becoming regular parts of their classrooms (this was back in 2013). So I downloaded some apps to my new iPad and told my 3 year old son, “when the timer goes off, the iPad goes away!” Of course, when the timer DID go off 15 minutes later he had an epic meltdown for FORTY FIVE MINUTES. In today’s episode, I spoke to Dr Kristy all about WHY this happens, and how you can integrate technology into your child’s day in a loving (and healthy) way! Have a listen here. BIGGEST smiles! Amy xx   SHARE THE LOVE! If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, we'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag @playfullittlelearners - we'd love to feature our listeners! LINKS: Grab your Free Playroom ebook on labels and toy storage tips at Playtime Hub. Access the free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Join the next Play Squad Membership here. CONNECT WITH AMY: Web: www.playfullittlelearners.com.au Instagram: @playfullittlelearners Facebook: @playfullittlelearners Email: amy@playfullittlelearners.com LOVE THESE PODCASTS? Podcast reviews are super important to iTunes - we would be so grateful if you could share the love! The more reviews we receive, the better our reach will be - which means that our content can connect more people with our experts, helping them brighten their days with young children - and of course -  help more families get PLAYFUL! If you’ve loved this podcast, never miss another one! All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to the Play Squad Podcast on iTunes. BIG SMILES and happy playing!
In today’s episode Amy Cox chats with Amy Cambridge who is a mum of two really active little boys. Amy talks about how she loves adapting play ideas and suggestions with them in mind. And how you can cater for the different needs of your kids in an outdoor scene in every season. And then inside the home Amy chats about how she meaningfully involves her kids in the general running of the house in a playful way. And how it plays into developing her boys independence and confidence when they can learn to do things themselves - no matter how messy it can get in the process.   SHARE THE LOVE! If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, we'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag @playfullittlelearners - we'd love to feature our listeners!   LINKS: Connect with Amy Cambridge on Instagram @thehouseworkcanwait Grab your Free Playroom ebook on labels and toy storage tips at Playtime Hub. I’ve created a free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Join the next Play Squad Membership here. CONNECT WITH AMY: Web: www.playfullittlelearners.com Instagram: @playfullittlelearners Facebook: @playfullittlelearners Email: amy@playfullittlelearners.com LOVE THESE PODCASTS? Podcast reviews are super important to iTunes - we would be so grateful if you could share the love! The more reviews we receive, the better our reach will be - which means that our content can connect more people with our experts, helping them brighten their days with young children - and of course -  help more families get PLAYFUL! If you’ve loved this podcast, never miss another one! All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to the Play Squad Podcast on iTunes. BIG SMILES and happy playing!
We are so thrilled to welcome the wonderful Maggie Dent to the show to dive into some of the things she’s written in her fabulous book, 9 Things, which is all about common sense parenting. Listen in as Maggie shares: The difference between roosters and lambs temperaments in children, the characteristics of each one and how to help them as a parent.   How it's our challenge to work out how you fill each of your children's love cups up. What is it that makes them feel that you love them - that’s what you have to work out. The Five Love Languages book and how it can help relationships between parents and with your children. How we, as parents, try and give love the way we feel love. Embrace the 80/20 parenting rule: aim for about 80% of the time getting everything pretty much okay. But 20% of the time, you might end up with a high quality cereal for dinner or toasted ham, cheese, tomato sandwiches. The difference between men and women and how they each deal with ‘imperfect parenting’. Teaching our kids about big ugly feelings, talking about them and knowing that conflict is a normal part of human relationships. That it’s not wrong or bad. Tips on how to prime our children for the refusal that’s going to come - like buying a lolly at the supermarket. Why prioritising movement of any kind, being outside and getting fresh air is a restorative thing for our children. The best playgrounds aren’t actually the ‘safe’ playgrounds themselves but nature play in parks with big trees, nooks, crannies and sticks where they can explore and engage in nature around them. The challenge for parents today is to remember that the key ingredients to raising capable, resilient children is to give them as much freedom and autonomy to move their bodies in their world around them. That it’s the simple things that make a difference like fresh air, natural light and the freedom to run and move.   SHARE THE LOVE! If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, we'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag @playfullittlelearners - we'd love to feature our listeners!   LINKS: Connect with Maggie on her website, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Books mentioned in the podcast: 9 Things by Maggie Dent, The Five Love Languages of Children by Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell. Grab your Free Playroom ebook on labels and toy storage tips at Playtime Hub. I’ve created a free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Join the next Play Squad Membership here. CONNECT WITH AMY: Web: www.playfullittlelearners.com Instagram: @playfullittlelearners Facebook: @playfullittlelearners Email: amy@playfullittlelearners.com LOVE THESE PODCASTS? Podcast reviews are super important to iTunes - we would be so grateful if you could share the love! The more reviews we receive, the better our reach will be - which means that our content can connect more people with our experts, helping them brighten their days with young children - and of course -  help more families get PLAYFUL! If you’ve loved this podcast, never miss another one! All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to the Play Squad Podcast on iTunes. BIG SMILES and happy playing!
Today Amy chats with Kirsty from Learning Blocks Australia. They speak all about everything needed for embarking on the school journey. Kirsty shares her background and how Learning Blocks Australia formed and has grown. For parents that have got little ones that are about to embark on their school journey, Kirsty and Amy discuss the tips for school readiness. Talking to your children about what they might do in the day. Explaining to your child who they can go to for help. Often little thing can sometimes upset a child. Children often pick up our attitudes, even if we are not aware of it. Kirsty has created learning tool kits to help children get ready for school. From fine motor skills to gross motor, social and emotional, oral language and listening are encouraged by parents to work on at home.   SHARE THE LOVE! If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, I'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag me @playfullittlelearners. LINKS: Listeners get 10% off anything in the shop by using the code AMY10 - https://learningblockscentre.com.au/shop/ Connect with Kirsty on Instagram, Facebook and Website Kirsty’s School Readiness Kits are available here Grab your Free Playroom ebook on labels and toy storage tips at Playtime Hub. Head over to www.playfullittlelearners.com.au/ and join the Play Squad. I’ve created a free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Join the next Play Squad Membership here. CONNECT WITH ME: Web: www.playfullittlelearners.com Instagram: @playfullittlelearners Facebook: @playfullittlelearners Email: amy@playfullittlelearners.com
Welcome to the Play Squad Podcast's first episode for 2019! Today, Amy speaks about some top tips for creating a space to play for your kids, revealing what has worked for her family.    SHARE THE LOVE! If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, we'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag @playfullittlelearners - we'd love to feature our listeners! LINKS: Join the free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Join the next Play Squad Membership here. CONNECT WITH AMY: Web: www.playfullittlelearners.com Instagram: @playfullittlelearners Facebook: @playfullittlelearners Email: amy@playfullittlelearners.com LOVE THESE PODCASTS? Podcast reviews are super important to iTunes - we would be so grateful if you could share the love! The more reviews we receive, the better our reach will be - which means that our content can connect more people with our experts, helping them brighten their days with young children - and of course -  help more families get PLAYFUL! If you’ve loved this podcast, never miss another one! All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to the Play Squad Podcast on iTunes. BIG SMILES and happy playing!
Today, Amy chats to Anna from The Imagination Tree. Anna shares her journey as a Mum and the joy she - and her children- have discovered though play. Anna is a Mum of four, Early Childhood teacher and the amazing owner and creator of both The Imagination Tree & The Kindness Elves.   SHARE THE LOVE! If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, we'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag @playfullittlelearners - we'd love to feature our listeners!  LINKS: Join the free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Join the next Play Squad Membership here. CONNECT WITH AMY: Web: www.playfullittlelearners.com Instagram: @playfullittlelearners Facebook: @playfullittlelearners Email: amy@playfullittlelearners.com LOVE THESE PODCASTS? Podcast reviews are super important to iTunes - we would be so grateful if you could share the love! The more reviews we receive, the better our reach will be - which means that our content can connect more people with our experts, helping them brighten their days with young children - and of course -  help more families get PLAYFUL! If you’ve loved this podcast, never miss another one. All you have to do is SUBSCRIBE to the Play Squad Podcast on iTunes. BIG SMILES and happy playing!
In this episode we have a fun and exciting chat with Shannon, the creative soul behind “Oh Creative Day” @ohcreativeday. Shannon is a teacher, Mum of 3 and co-creator of @get.creative.with. Amy and Shannon chat about getting creative with kids and Shannon’s top tips for play. 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. ~~~ If you enjoyed this episode and it helped you in some way, I'd love to hear about it! Take a screenshot of you listening to this podcast and post it to your Instagram stories and tag me @playfullittlelearners. ----- Host: Amy Cox of Playful Little Learners Join the next Play Squad Membership here. LINKS: Connect with Shannon Oh Creative Day, Facebook, Instagram @ohcreativday and Pinterest Head over to www.playfullittlelearners.com.au/ and join the Play Squad. I’ve created a free hub of play ideas, recipes, eBooks, printables, favourite stores and so much more over at Playtime Hub. Follow Amy on Instagram @playfullittlelearners and on Facebook @playfullittlelearners GET IN TOUCH: Email Amy at: amy@playfullittlelearners.com 
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