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.
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