Kids Thriving Through Play
Hey there, I’m Rachel, Mum of four and registered Occupational Therapist.
I’m passionate about supporting parents to develop healthy, resilient, creative children through less screen time and more play time.
I do this through online course delivery, writing, speaking and individual video consults.
Want your kids to have less screen time, but not sure where to start? Imagine: less screen time tantrums, more creative play, less sibling fighting. It CAN happen!
This e-course is a cost effective solution to creating real change in your family’s life.
Sign up for your supportive way to ‘less screens and more play’ right here.
Less screen time and more play time is extremely important for healthy child development.
Play is an “occupation”, and an especially important one for kids because:
Playing with others helps children understand relationships, language, roles and social structure.
Play is proven to help develop children’s working memory and improve their ability to achieve at school and beyond.
Children who have had plenty of unscheduled, non-screen time for play throughout their early years are more likely to arrive at school with their natural and interest for learning intact.
Did you know:
most preschoolers in New Zealand exceed the recommended guideline of one hour of screen time per day?
This is a problem, because
Children are more resilient, more physically healthy, have stronger bodies, and spend less time at the Dr with less screen time and more play time. Ministry of Social Development (2019)
Parents can feel frustrated and stuck on how to break screen time habits. I know… I’ve been there!
So how can I help your family?
No More Square Eyes
Less Screen Time,
More PLAY Time
Want your kids to have less screen time, but not sure where to start?
This e-course is a cost effective solution to creating real change
in your family’s life.
Play at Home Assessment
(a 45 minute video appointment)
Feel like you’re drowning in toys? Unsure about how to get your kids playing more?
We will complete a home analysis and I will provide recommendations that will help your children get deeply involved in play.
- Includes a one page
- written report.
Koha donation or
a featured link to my website.
- Overview of screen time research
- Tips for reducing screen time
- Tips on setting up the environment for play
- Resources to look into to unlock play
Downloads and Recommendations
Resources that I wholeheartedly recommend!
- Large Loose Parts
- Parenting Books
- Play Resources
- Screen Time Information
“Rachel has put together a fantastic, user friendly course.
The course has highlighted the importance of reducing screen time for my children and has provided practical ideas on how to achieve this. I am now adhering more to the recommended guidelines”.
“Rachel has really dealt with the heart of the problem in many modern households.
Take away screen time and our children’s lives became richer and fuller.”
“I’m loving the content and feel like it’s structured in a clear ordered way that makes it easy to follow.
Great points on importance of de-cluttering toys and particularly how this enhances creativity with the toys they do have… great description of open ended toys.”
Get less screentime and more PLAY time
Tips, tricks and support to unlock play and break your kids screen habits in a simple online course,
delivered to you in the comfort of your own home.