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Have You Ever Wondered If There Was An Easier Approach To Days At Home With Young Children?
The more you scroll social media, the easier it is to become burdened by information, rather than enlightened.
It’s easy to feel guilty for not doing enough or frustrated by the sheer expectations of what parenthood in the early years should be.
Here Is The Good News...
You don’t have to sacrifice all to be a ‘good parent’
You don’t have to create Pinterest worthy crafts
You don’t need to have a play space worthy of a magazine spread
Simple, Intentional Guidance
No fluff, no hacks – just the genuine help you need to make life at home more joyful and less overwhelming.
This Is A Play-Centred Approach To Parenthood In The Early Years
You might be wondering, why play? Surely that will add more to my plate, rather than less? But here’s the thing:
Children learn through play.
And no, this is not the Instagram perfect version of play but real, child-led play.
Play is the foundation on which young children grow.
Hello, I'm Siân
Qualified teacher, researcher, wife and mother to three beautiful children aged between 4 and 13.
My greatest passion is guiding mothers through the early years of childhood with my play-centred, rhythm-led approach to raising children.
I’m here to help you set your own distinct family roadmap so that you can establish your values and set a gentle rhythm that is perfect for both you and your family.
Whilst I’m brand new to Substack, I have an established audience on both Instagram and Pinterest with over 80,000 followers from all around the world.
In the past I have partnered with Nosy Crow publishers, Usborne, Kiwi & Co and Reading Eggs. Most recently, I’ve had my work featured in The Green Parent Magazine.
This is a FREE and paid resource:
I’m here to help you take the guesswork out of raising children in the early years. There’s two ways that I can help you:
Invitations to join free challenges and free mini courses
The occasional notification about workshops, course launches and new e-resources
All of the above plus
Monthly (detailed) focus topic delivered over 4 emails
Monthly masterclass video (currently on beta test)
Seasonal magazine with printable resources and prompts
Access to discussion boards
Printable guides and magazines
Access to the Playful Prompts library
Discount on workshops and courses
Why Pay to Subscribe?
Get detailed, research-backed information from a qualified educator and mum to three children delivered straight to your inbox
The monthly masterclasses will help you to delve into topics and reach a deeper understanding. This is simply not possible with social media posts and regular blogs
The seasonal guides and resources will help you to play your upcoming season and focus on the things that matter most to your family
Access to the playful prompts library will help you to create easy, engaging play invitations at a low-cost
I help save you time and energy so you wont need to scroll social media looking for answers
Get access to printable resources and video masterclasses
Be involved and have your say - whilst topics are planned in advance, you as a subscriber also have the power to drive future focus topics.
All for as little as $5.80 per month - which is basically the equivalent of one takeaway coffee!
This is the lowest-cost way to access my help and expertise.
What topics are included in the focus topics and masterclasses?
This Playful Home is a three-pillared approach to raising children in the early years.
Learn how to raise your child with intentional rhythms, purposeful learning environments and play- centred educational philosophies so that you can design your own unique family roadmap.
Here’s a rundown of current and upcoming topics:
environment as the third teacher
your role in play
an introduction to play schemas
how to set up intentional play invitations
Topics are detailed. Each month you get four emails introducing, then expanding upon the topic. You also get access to the monthly masterclass videos (I’m currently involved with Substacks’s video beta test) as well as printable resources and journal prompts.
I’m not a parent is this subscription still for me?
Whilst the primary focus of this newsletter is centred around family and the home, you don’t have to be a parent to find value in it. Educators, carers, childcare providers, grandparents and other family members are also very welcome to subscribe.
You’re welcome to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have about subscribing.