3 Ways To Encourage Independent Play

3 Ways To Encourage Independent Play

It might take a little while for your child to learn how to play independently, but the benefits are so worth it! Teaching toddlers to entertain themselves doesn't just help young kids build creativity and critical-thinking skills, it’s an essential sanity-saver for busy parents! 
Our Favourite Things to do on Rainy Days.

Our Favourite Things to do on Rainy Days.

We understand how crazy things can get on rainy days! That’s why we have prepared the ultimate rainy day activity guide for you. From cubby houses to arts-and-crafts, recipes, and everything in between!
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Sensory exploration.

Sensory exploration begins as a newborn. Your baby is looking, listening, feeling their environment, responding and exploring. Before 3 months of age, you can encourage reaching and eye tracking for your baby whilst laying on their back. 
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Developing control and coordination.

The Pikler can support this development from a baby through to the skills that a 5 to 6-year-old-child develops including confidence with climbing up and down and harmonising movements with awareness of the space around us.
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Play and imaginative skill building.

From a castle holding a princess, to a bridge over treacherous water, the Pikler Triangle design can be used as a structure for children’s play. The design makes it a blank template to motivate your child to explore and use their imagination.
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Upper body and core strengthening.

For younger ones, core strength is the building block behind maintaining standing and sitting positions without support as well as affecting their head, shoulder, elbow, wrist and finger positions.
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Meet Alice Curtis, director of Empower Therapy

Alice Curtis is an Occupational Therapist with a passion for supporting children and adolescents in fulfilling their goals and breaking down the barriers which hold them back from achieving their full potentials.