Inspiring Creativity and Problem Solving in Preschoolers

How can we foster creativity, ingenuity, problem-solving, and more in our preschoolers? Give them the time and space to do so! Today I talk about encouraging preschoolers to play without needing an adult to guide them every step of the way… and why that's so important!

Topics I Cover in This Podcast:

  • How to baby step into helping your preschooler play without an adult to guide
  • The differences between independent play for toddlers and preschoolers
  • Should our children need structure all the time?
  • How to honor your child's unique needs (and balance what you need, too)
  • The American preschool paradigm – and why it's flawed
  • How you can foster authentic creativity in your preschooler
  • Why problem-solving and imagination are the real work of the early years
  • How to let go of guilt and let your kids explore
  • Helicopter parenting – is it destroying your child's future success?
  • Creating healthy boundaries for a preschooler
  • How to step back and given freedom within boundaries
  • Ideas for creative alone time, art time, science time, quiet time, and outside time!

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Things Mentioned on This Week's Podcast

  • Teaching your toddler to have an alone time – Episode 65 has a lot of practical insights on how to help your child learn to enjoy time alone!
  • Smart Mama Happy Baby – our membership club for mamas with monthly parenting book studies, weekly Q&A calls for any (and every!) question, and classes covering what you want to know about pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, and beyond!
  • Family Fun – this magazine really does have great ideas for fun crafts and activities for kids of all ages <3
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About the author 


Kristen is a wife and a mama to 8 - all born naturally! She has spent years helping mamas have healthy babies, give birth naturally, and enjoy the adventure of motherhood. Find her on her website and helping families through her online childbirth class

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