Screen Free activities from the Quiet Book Queen
Our guest today, says she was that mum hauling around the heavy diaper bag when her kids were younger filled with books and all sorts of other activities to keep them preoccupied; from restaurants to doctors appointments. Kailan Carr is a mom of 2 kids who is passionate about screen-free activities, learning through play, and creating hands on kid-friendly projects through her organization – The Quiet Book Queen. Before she had children, she taught in early elementary school and earned her Master's in Literacy and a Reading Specialist Credential.
I got my hands one of her books – the Toddlers science activity book and it kept my preschoolers engaged for 2-3 hours which is A LONG time in pre-school nation.. Lots of experiments & activities - all with materials that at minimum you can find in your pantry.. She even gives a messy rating of each activity which for me was so helpful as it prepared me mentally lol. In this conversation, she shares her journey to creating her first quiet book and how it has been a lifesaver on those long road trips. She had great insight on the value of play and literacy and why we really must preserve the early years. Take a listen