In a world full of noise “Do this, do that”, click bait titles, glamorous images, smiling, happy children playing with the latest craze it is easy to get overwhelmed by it all. Playful Matters is about less, finding space, simple moments, using what’s around us already, most importantly, Playful Matters is about children and what childhood should be about.
If you’re part of the Playful Matters Community it is because you are also passionate about play. Simple, natural play. At Playful Matters in June it is a time to refocus, rethink and re-evaluate that we are still holding the space for our children with simple play. Will you join me this month in a special challenge Playful June Simple Moments?
How to join Playful June
Join in with the play ideas on Playful Matters
Each day in June there is one suggested Simple Moment play prompt. I’m inviting you to join in and explore the idea with your own children.
Share with the Playful June Community
My favourite place to hang out online is over on Instagram @PLAYFULMATTERS. There are hundreds of like-minded mums, teachers and childcare professionals who gather there to share their simple playful ideas. So – will you come and join us? Hop on through and say hello. Tell us about your children. And stick with us through the month (and beyond) and share the simple play you’re enjoying with your children. Tag your photos with #playfuljune
I would also love to have you over on the Playful Matters Facebook Page. It is here that you will find the daily prompts.
Let’s get started!
A week’s worth of activities for your children with Playful Matters Weekly Play Rhythm
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Monday is Joke Day
Tuesday is Messy Play Day
An invitation to play with shaving cream for a group of children.
Wednesday is Treasure Hunt Day
The Imagination Tree has a lovely colour scavenger hunt activity happening in her home!
Thursday is Create Day
Lie your child down on a large sheet of paper and draw around them. Get out a whole bunch of craft supplies and decorate!
Friday is Baking Day
Bake a delicious banana cake today!
Saturday is Dress Up Day
Sunday is Make Music Day
Create some homemade instruments. Here’s our Castanet Tutorial to get you started.