Passing forward this Simple Gift to inspire and encourage everyone on their
naturally curious and creative P.L.A.Y.journey. 🙂
So often we feel the need to instantly resolve or find a solution to every problem that seems to pass our way, especially as parents.
While engaging with our P.L.A.Y. filled journey, at any age, it is helpful to remember that problems are merely situations that provide us with the opportunity to learn, grow, and simply be present.
In fact there are times where simply being present, waiting and watching a situation and letting it evolve naturally, may be the most mindful and helpful thing we can do. Through non-action it often becomes apparent that perhaps you were not needed in order for a resolution to be reached.
Take a moment to simply breathe and remind yourself that as the parent you are not required to always have the answers or the solutions. It is ok to simply say “I don’t know” or to take a step back from a situation and watch from a distance while your kiddos (safely) navigate their own challenges.
Resolve to evolve and be present and let your intuition guide you. The answers will unfold right before your very eyes.
Simply focus on your true P.L.A.Y. nature and Passionately Learn All Year!
From Old Mr. Toad’s Music Bag and The Smiling Pool Playground to Old Mr. Toad’s Odd Tongue you will find plenty of engaging and entertaining chapters in this nature story activity book created for the young and young at heart.
Thornton Burgess’ 100+ year old original characters have been updated in this edition for the 21st century family to model mindfulness and loving kindness throughout their adventures in the Green Forest and beyond.
Bonus Materials includes:
The opportunity to illustrate each chapter
Photos of the life cycle including shiny egg strands, tadpoles, and toad!
Curious question prompts to challenge the reader and family
Recommended resources to continue on the P.L.A.Y. path to discover more about toads!
From Paddy the Beaver building a home and building a new friendship with Sammy Jay to creating a winter tail trail in the snow you will find plenty of engaging and entertaining moments in this nature story activity book created for the young and young at heart.
Thornton Burgess’ 100+ year old original characters have been updated in this edition for the 21st century family to model mindfulness and loving kindness throughout their adventures in the Green Forest.
Bonus Materials included:
Opportunities to illustrate each chapter
Photos of beaver activity
Tree themed coloring and nature journaling pages
Curious questions and prompts to challenge the reader and family
Recommended resources to continue on the P.L.A.Y. path to discover more about beavers!
Parents and caretakers, kiddos and P.L.A.Y.-ers all, this is your opportunity to ask Karen, the creator of P.L.A.Y., any questions concerning your family’s learning journey.
How can I be of service?
Send your questions for FREE!
Whether you are homeschooling, unschooling, or a family that simply loves to spend time immersed in nature you’ve come to the right place!
The sky’s the limit – ASK “anything”!
This is your chance to ask the questions that keep bubbling up for you as you embark or continue to travel on this life learning journey.
ALL questions are valued.
ALL questions matter.
You matter. Period.
Just take this brief moment and send me what’s been a recent or reoccurring challenge or topic for you or your kiddos. Let’s see if we can noodle things through – together – and lighten the load!*
Love to hear from you! ❤
Be well, be safe, and simply bee!
*Note: Your email address will never be shared. Your contact with me via email (or snail mail)is a 1:1 correspondence. I’m here as an experienced mama bear and 20+year veteran homeschool visionista ready to pass forward what I’ve learned on the P.L.A.Y. journey to you and your cubs. I’m transparent and true to my word, it is as simple as that.
Although we’ve never met I’d like to send big hugs, smiles, and so many, many thanks to Laura Grace Weldon for writing her book FREE RANGE LEARNING: How Homeschooling Changes Everything and for being a wonderful guide and mentor to folks on this P.L.A.Y.-filledjourney.
And now that this Bonus BOOK LOOK review series is through I hope you and your family will keep coming back for many more daily P.L.A.Y. moments with me! Here’s how:
P.L.A.Y. daily by making sure you’ve signed in your email address on the Home Page (HERE) to receive all of the P.L.A.Y.-filled posts.
Please pass P.L.A.Y. forward to family, friends, neighbors, community members, quite simply anyone connected to kiddos that you think might benefit from this work and you’d love to see joining this journey.
As always $upporting the P.L.A.Y. vision in any way is much appreciated including making a contribution on the Home Page HERE.
Homeschool Visionista at your service!
If you live in Western Massachusetts and you’d like to consider being a part of a small gathering of women for a Mom’s Visioning Retreat that will dive deeper into the concepts presented in this series and for the opportunity to be mentored by Karen in this group please send your name and email to: Karen@passionatelearningallyear.com . I will contact you to discuss the program details -place, time, level of commitment, etc. And in the spirit of volunteering please know that it will be a pay-what-you-can program as my way of giving back to the homeschool community and making sure everyone has equal access to this support.
Summary of Chapter Reviews & Reflections
To revisit the topics covered in the Free Range Learning review series by P.L.A.Y. or to continue exploring the ideas further please see corresponding books and P.L.A.Y. reviews by clicking on the chapter links below.