Does any of this sound like you?
"I love the idea of play but I don't really like to play with my kids. I mean I like the idea of playing with them but I don't know how to engage them in play."
"The kids constantly only want my attention. I'm thinking why did I buy all the beautiful toys just to have them sit looking pretty on the shelf?"
Do you ever feel...
FRUSTRATED from constantly having to entertain the kids, feeling like you're doing so much yet seemingly not doing enough
GUILTY from admitting that you actually don't enjoy playing with your children
THE PINCH of spending money on toys that seemed more bad investment than good
LIKE YOU'RE DROWNING IN TOYS but you also feel like you don't actually have much
Do you ever think...
I'm not DOING enough... to engage my child
I'm not DOING enough... to entertain my child
I'm not DOING enough... to ensure my child has the best start in life
Friend, let me tell you!
It's NOT about the DOING
And it's EVERYTHING about the BEING
BEING present... to connect
BEING attuned... to their interests
BEING observant... of teachable moments
Playing with your child doesn't have to be painful, boring or hard
It doesn't have to overwhelming or impossible
It can and should be easy and simple!
This is Exactly WHY I Created my Signature Program
PLAYFUL PARENT ACADEMY
TO help you...
Confidently engage in play
with your children and actually HAVE FUN in the process
Connect with them
& CREATE LIFELONG MEMORIES with them through play
Teach them the skills to play independently
for longer and help them LEARN through play
Let me introduce you to PPA Alumni Sabrina!
At the time I joined I was new into life with 2 kids, and my older boy was still adjusting to having a new sibling, which also meant that he was clingier than ever. I really wanted him to be able to have moments of meaningful, independent play without me having to set up all the things and let's be real, feeling all the guilt of not being able to give him my full attention all the time.
PPA was a lifesaver in the fact that first of all, it helped me ditch some of the mom guilt that comes with not being able to do "all the things" with my elder child, while giving me the confidence that whatever he was already doing on his own had a much deeper meaning than I thought it did. I love how the program teaches you to understand what authentic and meaningful learning looks like, by just creating the right encouraging environment for your child - and that doesn't mean busting out hours preparing all sorts of activities for your child. Truly it helped me to ease up and just enjoy having my children grow and play together.
It definitely is still a process everyday to be able to create an environment of natural learning (lots of decluttering going on and it's not always easy with kids around 😆), but I can already see how my son's imagination has bloomed just by letting him take the lead with what he'd like to do.
- Sabrina Hanim (mum of 2)
Here's a sneak peek of the content covered
Playful Parent Academy
Module 1 - Child's Play 101 (The Basics)
- The 5 Myths of Play
- Understanding How Children Learn (The F.A.R.T.S. Framework)
- The 4 Building Blocks for Authentic Learning
Module 2 - Roadblocks to Playful Parenting
- Smashing Roadblocks
- Understanding Mess
- Mess Management
Module 3 - The Play Environment
- Setting Up The Play Space
- How to Choose Open-Ended Toys
- Specific Play Areas
- Maintaining the Play Space
Module 4 - The Role of the Parent
- The Art of Observing The Child
- The Art of The Invitation
- The Art of Playing With Them Without Playing For Them
- How to Extend on Their Interests
- How to Harness the Power of Teachable Moments
What's Included in the Program?
When you join Playful Parent Academy, you get
- Lifetime access to 15 video lessons over 4 modules
- Lifetime access to 15 downloadable PDFs
- Lifetime access to any new materials that are added to the course
- Downloadable worksheets and resources to accompany each module so you can get clarity, take action and see results
If you enrol during this limited time period, you will also get access to 4 amazing BONUSES!
Bonus 1 - 6 Weekly LIVE Group Coaching Calls
Bonus 2 - Support and feedback in our private Facebook group
Bonus 3 - A Toy Rotation masterclass by Casey Patch of Little Lifelong Learners
Bonus 4 - The Comprehensive Guide to Raising Creative Kids Through Having a Home Art Space (Ebook)
Enrol in Playful Parent Academy (PPA) Today
Who is Playful Parent Academy for?
Parents-to-be. You want a comprehensive guide for creating a wonderful play culture in your home from the very start!
First-time parents and parents of multiple children. You are looking to learn strategies to enhance and deepen the play experience in your home for both parent and child(ren).
Parents who are overwhelmed. You want your children to be able to play independently for longer.
Parents who want to connect more meaningfully with their children through play. You want to enjoy, and not dread playtime with your kids!
Frequently Asked Questions
Here's What PPA Alumni Are Saying!
"I have learnt from Jules that no amount of toys can replace the present, attuned and playful parent. I used to just buy toys and hope my kids will play with them and give me some peace and quiet. My home just became more cluttered and my kids were still asking me to play with them. I resorted to bringing them out to occupy them but this proved to be very tiring. I saw so many invitations to play on Instagram but I felt too tired to try any.
Til Jules opened my eyes to see what play actually is and how it can actually be so simple. Play is not just about entertaining our kids. I'm still learning to be more present with my kids and prioritise play time with them, but I must say Jules has thoroughly changed the playscape in our home and helped me to grow in my confidence, knowledge and skills as a playful parent. I have grown to enjoy play time with my kids and connect with them through play!"
- Yuan, Founder, Barefoot Toys
I have a hyper active yet super clingy 2yo who would always insist that we play together. I love my kid with all my heart and soul but it drives me nuts when I have to play with her all the time. So I started looking for ways on how to make her play independently and I came across Jules and the rest was history.
Now my kid can play for at least 10-15 minutes on her own, which is a feat considering how clingy she was before. My kid has also become more creative and loves our art space. I've learned how to arrange our play area in a certain way where I can still do my chores while my kid can still play beside me. I've also learned so much from Jules about catering to my kid's interest and most especially, how to become a more observant, patient and creative parent. I never knew I was practically ordering my kid how to play when it should be the other way around.
- Julie Ensomo (mum of 2yo)
I have slowly taken the steps to prepare the environment for my child to thrive. We have worked out dedicated spaces and I can more easily set up activities now I know how to think about going wide and deep on his interests. Whereas before it was more guess work. Also I have had an attitude shift to what play is and how it should be the centre of his life.
Before doing the programme I was spending valuable hours trawling the internet for this advice from so many different sources. After purchasing this it was here for me in one big resource so I could save time and give that back to my child. I think every parent wants to save time.
- Daisy Thompson (mum of 1)
My intentions and mental preparations have changed to better suit their needs and learning patterns. I can also see that they enjoy playing open-ended toys and the best result so far is that my elder one is self-motivated to approach the toys and didn't need my presence for a good while.
If you're thinking twice because you may not have the time to watch it or invest time to apply, then I can attest to it that you don't have to go through ALL of the materials to be able to make a difference or change. It's a gradual process and it takes time, yes, but there's no regrets. It's one of the best investments I've made!
- Doreen Tan (mum of 2)
I am a stay at home mum of 3 little ones, and I felt like I was running out of ideas/ had no idea of how to present ways for my kids to play and grow in their own independence and creativity. I felt like I needed inspiration, something that was authentic but also easy to do because life is busy, as we all know.
Since doing the program I have been able to relax and not feel so pressured in how I was presenting play time to my kids, they have played longer on their own at times, other times they have created things I didn't know they could do.
- Rebeca Carter (mum of 3)
This program is an investment for both you and your child. Now, every toy or play space or play invitation is intentional for me. I am more relaxed when setting play invitations and don’t hurry to clean up. I learnt how to respect her play and don’t hurry to reset it so that she can continue to play with them.
I am more mindful of authentic learning and have observed how she is more willing to do activities when it’s meaningful for her. I learnt to read her cues and observe what interests her so that I can catch those teachable moments.
- Mazirah Rahman (mum of 3yo)
Meet Your Playful Parent Coach!
Well hello there! I'm Jules, founder of Stories of Play
I was a fully qualified early childhood teacher for several years after receiving a Masters in Early Years.
I've learnt so many things on the job about engaging children through play. I learnt about child development. I learnt how to create beautiful play invitations. I learnt how to follow the interests of the child. I learnt how to identify teachable moments.
And then I became mum to 3 kids.
In 3 years I might add! #BestJobInTheWorld
Which meant I had to learn how to engage my kids in play on top of running a household semi-decently #LaundryIsMyAchillesHeel
I've taken EVERYTHING I KNOW as teacher and mum, drawing from my knowledge and experiences as an early childhood teacher as well as a SAHM of 3 kids under 3, to create this program teaching you how to confidently engage in play with your child, and get them playing independently for longer
So you can CONNECT with the most important little people in your life, CREATE MEMORIES with them, and CELEBRATE and ENJOY this season of your motherhood with young children.
I'm passionate about all the benefits that play brings and as a teacher, I see it as my mission to bring awareness to the power and importance of play in the early years.
But above all, as a mother, I'm passionate about helping parents experience abundant, full and purposeful lives in their journey of parenthood.
If this program sounds like something you are interest in, it'll be my absolute honour to welcome you into PLAYFUL PARENT ACADEMY and coach you into becoming a confident, intentional and playful parent.