TOYS 101: Introduction
Newsletter 1: Toys 101 Masterclass
And just like that, it’s November! In my mind, November is a bit of a reprieve before the magical (yet crazy busy) Christmas season.
I’m sure you can guess why I have chosen toys as the topic focus for this month’s masterclass. With Christmas not too far away, thoughts might turn to gift ideas and so I wanted to make sure that you had plenty of time to make present choices based on the masterclass newsletters.
And don’t worry, I’m not affiliated with any brand - I don’t even currently have an Amazon storefront - so every toy or brand I recommend is based on my own personal purchases.
If you don’t celebrate Christmas, rest assured that the masterclass emails are not focused on Christmas gift choices. Instead you’ll find essential information on the types of toys to buy for birthdays and other special occasions so that you can make informed choices.
November at a Glance:
Newsletter Release Dates
Introduction: What counts as a toy anyway? - November 1st (this email)
Open-ended versus skills-based toys - November 8th
How to choose toys your child will play with - November 15th
An introduction to loose parts play - November 22nd
Toy Declutter challenge - running throughout November
What You’ll Learn in this article:
In newsletter 1 of the Toys 101 Masterclass, we are going to be exploring, ‘What counts as a toy anyway?’
Toys: what counts?
Are toys just a marketing ploy?
Entertainment only? What’s the purpose of toys?
What are the best toys for your children?
The types of toys to include in your play space
What do you receive as a paid subscriber?
Access to this article and the other newsletters in this masterclass series (which are released over the course of November 2022)
Journal prompts and reflection questions
Access to the Playful Prompts library
Seasonal Rhythms Guide and Printable resources
New masterclass topics every month - plus access to previous masterclasses
Access to community discussion boards
Bonus video overview of each topic
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