play Archive

The ABCs of SUMMER … and The Weekly Kids Co-Op

It’s SUMMER.  I’m really looking forward to all the fun my kids and I will have this season.  I rounded up the ABCs of Summer … for a ton of fun from A to Z! A –

The Three Little Kittens LOST their ALPHABET MITTENS: Virtual Book Club for Kids featuring Paul Galdone

This month the Virtual Book Club for Kids is featuring books by Paul Galdone.  He is known for creatively illustrating many classic children’s tales and rhymes such as The Three Bill Goats Gruff, The Three Little Pigs,

MORE Candy Experiments

Back a couple years ago the kids and I did some super fun candy experiments.  I had seen them on a website and we just had to try them out!  Apparently a lot of other people wanted

If You Give a Pig a Party … Family Fun Night

This month for the Virtual Book Club for Kids we are featuring Laura Numeroff, author behind the series “If you give a …” series, plus many more fun titles.  Our family’s favorite book by her is “If

Play of Adjusted and Maladjusted Children

As I was reviewing the required text, Play Therapy: The Art of the Relationship (3rd Ed)“, by Garry Landreth, for the Psychotherapy with Children course I am teaching this trimester, I was reminded of the basic differences between

What is PLAY? The Importance and Power of Play

If you enjoyed these photos, PLEASE check out my video with more photos and quotes on the Importance and Power of Play! And here are some wonderful resources on the Importance and Power of Play … podcast

Principles of Play: from Chazan

This image summarizes 2 pages of Chazan’s book on play therapy where she outlines the principles of play.  I wanted to share it with you because it encompasses many reasons why play is SO important for children.

What makes PLAY therapeutic?

Play therapy?  Many people ask how can “just” playing help?  What makes PLAY therapeutic? Well, over the next few days I will post on different dimensions of what exactly play is, why it’s important, and how it

A Round-up of Fairy Fun: Celebrating the International Fairy Tea Party

It all started with a shoe … this shoe … and Suzanne Axelsson (from Interaction Imagination) had an idea of INTERNATIONAL proportion.  The idea was that children of all ages from all over the world join together

Fairy Sensory Play: 14 Fun Ideas

The International Fairy Tea Party is tomorrow!  So I’ve been busy rounding up lots of different fairy related posts.  This post highlights 14 fun ideas for Fairy Sensory Play … 1.  Fairy Soup from Happy Hooligans 2.  Pretend Fairy Cookies from

Make Your Own Fabulous Fairy!: Round-Up of 20+ Ideas

The International Fairy Tea Party is tomorrow  So I’ve been busy rounding up lots of different fairy related posts.  This post highlights links to over 20 ways to make your own fabulous fairy … 1.  Make a

Footwear to Fairy House: Make a Simple Fairy with a Old Boot

This week at PlayDrMom it’s all about Fairies!  A very exciting and magical event happening this Friday (September 20th) on the Autumnal Equinox  … The International Fairy Tea Party! Today as part of the celebration, my four-year-old