Welcome to the very first episode of the Play Squad Podcast!
Join your host Amy Cox, Aussie Mum of four and teacher-turned-entrepreneur on a mission to champion play in the early years of children’s lives.
In this first episode (first launched at the end of 2017), Amy introduces herself and we learn about how the Play Squad Podcast came to light.
Amy shares her own personal journey, the three goals for the Play Squad Podcast, and starts the discussion on real and raw conversations around PLAY.
0:39 Meet Amy and her family and find out why the Play Squad Podcast was born.
4:09 What you can expect from the Play Squad podcast.
4:50 Creating a community that comes together to extend their children’s learning, get playful and spend quality time in meaningful ways.
5:50 Removing the picture perfect image.
6:13 Amy shares her first goal: to share simple meaningful ideas for play, presented through real and raw conversations.
6:30 Amy shares her second goal which is to help YOU feel supported, uplifted and championed.
7:58: Adopting a village of support to Mums, in particular new Mums. Sharing what works and what doesn’t - and that it’s OK to not know all of the answers.
8:30 Amy shares her third goal, to take away the visuals and instead share real and raw conversations with other parents, teachers and educators.
9:50 Amy shares her third goal for the podcast, to invite educators, experts, bloggers and parents to share insights and experiences.
11:26 Play - removing the “picture perfect image” and embracing the goodness - and the potential mess - that comes along with it.
13:00 Presenting items in open-ended ways to allow children to express themselves, process feelings and make sense of the world around them.
This episode of The Play Squad Podcast is proudly sponsored by The Creative Toy Shop - creative learning for all abilities!
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