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  • 5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Fun Playtime

    August 24, 2021

    5 Ways to Set Yourself Up for a Fun Playtime

    Don't you hate it when you're on the floor playing with your toddler for hours on end but when you check the clock it's only been 10 minutes!

    At Jellystone, we really want to help to change that. We want playtime to be fun and a time where you can really connect. We want to bring you toys that your babe will love but also that you will enjoy playing with too. Our toys might not need batteries, squeak, have a loud mechanical click or a repeating voice that sounds like fingers down a chalkboard. What they will have are gorgeous colours, tactile surfaces and elements of open and closed play. Different ways you can play, stack, sort and arrange to help you find a mindful moment or two in there. 

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    Boy playing with a colour wheel.
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    For a few minutes your whirring mind doesn't need to think about the washing that needs hanging out, the presentation you need to finish, the emails needing a reply or the fact someone needs to get more bread and milk. 

     

    Here are 5 things to do to help you set up for play that you'll enjoy just as much as your little one:

    1. Pull out the toys that you like! For us it's stacking blocks like our TriBlox or beautiful timber building blocks or a Grapat Rainbow.

    2. Bring a cushion! Tuck a cushion just under your sit bones to help with posture and add some comfiness.

    3. Play some calming music! And if you can manage it, pop on your diffuser for added peacefulness

    4. Don't try to teach or explain - just do.

    5. Forget your phone. Even without checking it I didn't realise just how much my phone interrupted play with my 1 year old until she started bringing it to me whenever I got a notification. Yikes!

    Boy playing with Rainbow Triblox

     

    Enjoy! It's such a blissful thing to play with your little one and actually love and cherish the moment and the connection. We live in such a busy world. Multiple things go ping at us all day. Sometimes just a few simple steps can help to reset and the experience is not only fun but oh so fulfilling. 

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