Play Grow Learn. Because Play Matters.

Unsurprisingly, the results of the recent reader survey were all about play!

Nature play. Toddler play activities. Independent play activities. Construction, spatial play, vigorously active games. Outdoor play ideas. More ideas for creative activities. Advice for encourages my children to learn through play/activities/projects. Engage and encourage children to play using good old fashioned equipment. Ideas for setting up invitations to play. Cheap, quick play ideas.

This is just a tiny sample of the survey responses and requests for more play information and ideas.

Sharing my passion for play as the ‘work’ of children has always been my purpose here at Childhood 101 but even with my experiences as a teacher and as a Mum I could never claim to know it all. So instead of providing all of the answers to your questions and requests myself, I recently asked an awesome team of teachers and Mums passionate about play to join me in developing a playzine for parents, and I am so pleased to present Issue 1 of Play Grow Learn!

Play Grow Learn play ideas

For just $4 you can instantly download 62 full colour pages of fabulous play ideas by contributors from all around the globe. Bursting with ideas for playing inside and outside, with activities for moving, talking, cooking, creating, thinking, singing, imagining and constructing, Play Grow Learn is perfect for parents and educators of children from birth to 5 years.

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In this issue you will find;

  • 62 pages of play!
  • 7 pages of outdoor play ideas
  • Over 30 baby play ideas, for babies from birth to 12 months
  • A quick and easy no-sew Superhero Cape tutorial
  • Ideas for moving beyond building and knocking down towers with blocks
  • 50 song ideas to sing with your kids
  • A fabulous arty idea for getting your homemade Christmas pressies started
  • Cooking with kids, playing with words, music and dance, bathtime fun & more!
  • PLUS a free fantastic full colour, printable set of snap cards!

For more information, visit the Play Grow Learn page or buy and download directly by clicking on the button below.

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  1. Absolutely LOVE IT!!! Can’t wait to share!

    1. Thank you so much for being such an enthusiastic supporter, Larissa 🙂

  2. I am so excited to see all your hard work and fabulous ideas finally ready for the rest of us to read!!! Well done!

  3. Congratulations Christie! This magazine is fabulous in every way – jam packed with so many creative and fun ideas that are easy to facilitate. What an invaluable resource for parents and carers. Such a great read and inspiring.

    I will be spreading the word about Play Grow Learn on my blog and to all the mums, carers and educators I know. It is brilliant!

  4. Just really don’t know where you find the time.
    It looks amazing! Well done to you and all of your contributors.


    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Jackie 🙂 As for finding the time, I haven’t been blog reading much lately and must catch up now that I have a little time to breathe again!

  5. Looks just like a real magazine Christie – congratulations!

  6. Just purchased. Look forward to reading it later on. Congratulations!!

  7. Zoey @ Good Goog says:

    Congratulations Christie! This is just all kinds of wonderful xox

  8. So many inspiring play ideas! Well done Christie. I’m already planning to make the clay beads for christmas gifts. Thanks for the idea and thanks for letting me be part of yet another of your cool projects 🙂

  9. Just got my daughter to purchase for me. Saved as tomorrow nights reading. Well done Christie, a very impressive job!

    1. Thank you so much for purchasing, Karen. Would love to hear your feedback once you have had a read 🙂

  10. Amazed at how beautiful it is, well done Christie! I think I’ll be reading it over and over again, so much great stuff to take in (and lots to add to our ‘to do’ list!) x

  11. So glad Itty Bitty Greenie could be a part of the magazine Christie. It’s fab! And you’ve inspired me with lots of amazing, creative and practical ideas. 🙂

  12. I love love love this publication!! Both as a parent and an early childhood educator I think this is a fantastic magazine full of relevant, interesting information that promotes the value of play! Well done Christie!! Looking forward to more issues..

  13. As a trained kinder and primary school teacher I am suprised it took me this long to find this awesome resource. As a mother of a toddler I am loving your publication and intend to pass it on to the centre my daughter attends for day care. There really isnt around like this, sometimes we teachers need brightly coloured pictures and ideas to re-stimulate our brains……. very happy 🙂

  14. This is FABULOUS!! I have my own little copy now and I love it!
    Thank you for a great resource! 🙂

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