The Playful Parent: 7 Ways to happier, calmer, more creative days with your under-fives

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The Playful Parent offers a new solution for parents and carers looking for a calmer, happier and smarter way to parent the under-fives.

This activity-led parenting guide shows how to get young children involved and learning, thinking and growing, helping and cooperating without any need for ‘the naughty step’ or punishment at all, but by making play the beating heart of family life.

Julia Deering offers support and advice to busy parents, combining down-to-earth practicality with hundreds of simple activities, tips, tricks and fixes, guidance, prompts and brilliant ideas that show parents how to tap into their child's playful instincts. You can use The Playful Parent to:

• Make your little one’s good behaviour become their normal behaviour
• Remove those parent/child battle-of-will situations
• Help steer clear of the flashpoint furies and melt-down moments of the ‘terrible twos’
• Run fuss-free errands with your toddlers in tow
• Tackle tricky transitions such as bedtimes and car journeys with ease
• Develop your child's independence and unleash their natural creativity
• Bond with a child in the first language they know: play

Whether you've forgotten how to play or you're still a child at heart, The Playful Parent equips you with all the know-how you need to make play work for you and your family; transforming parenting during the early years into a more enjoyable, rewarding and memorable experience.

Includes:
• A guide to the principles of play and how to use the 7 Ways to Play concept
• Advice on how to organise your home – and your life – for maximum play with minimum stress
• Over a hundred uncomplicated and irresistible activities for your 18 month – 5 year olds
• A Family Favourites chart so you can record favourite activities and start building daily and weekly planners

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The 7-Ways to Play offer a new solution for parents and carers looking to keep young children, from 18 months to 5 years, happily entertained during long days at home.

The Playful Parent is an activity led parenting guide that shows how to use play as a tool to parent better. It will help parents keep play varied and select and initiate the right kind of play at the right time — to suit themselves and their children — and create a happier, calmer, more creative and more playful atmosphere at home.

It will offer support and advice to busy parents, combining down-to-earth practicality with simple activities, tips, tricks and fixes, guidance, prompts and brilliant ideas that will show parents how to use play to keep children engaged and busy for calmer, fuss-free days at home.

Includes;
A guide to the principles of play and how to use the 7 Ways to Play concept.
Advice on how to organise your home – and your life – for maximum play with minimum stress.
100 uncomplicated and irresistible activities for your 18 month – 5 year olds.
A family favourite’s chart so parents can record their favourite activities and start building daily and weekly planners.

About the Author:

A former primary school teacher and education officer for the BBC, Julia Deering is a creative play specialist, a museum educator and the creator of web journal Adventures at Home. She has written about creative family life for national press and and regularly contributes to a range of parenting and craft blogs and websites. Julia lives in London with her stand-up comedian husband Rob Deering and their two young children.

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