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Playful 16.1 The Challenge Begins With A Story!


Welcome September!

And welcome to the inaugural Playful 16 Challenge.

16 weeks of playing with our children.

16 new adventures waiting to be discovered.

16 new stories waiting to be added into your family memories.

After a most amazing StoryPlay Party at Changi Airport yesterday with so many wonderful mommies and children, I am here to issue you YOUR first playful challenge to try out in your family. Try it and Share it with us!

I cannot stress enough how important it is for as many of us to share how the Playful 16 Challenge went in our homes because you see, I think that as we share, new ideas get triggered. We get encouraged. And NO! It’s not a competition to see who can do better! Remember, we want to build an inspiration and encouraging community here.

In case you’re wondering, I am NO expert in the challenges I issue either. It’s a way for me to push myself out of this ‘boring Mama’ rut to do new things as I run the challenges.

Now, without further ado, let me present this week’s challenge. * Drum roll please!*

This week is all ABOUT STORIES!

Every one of us has a story to tell. Humans are born to tell and live stories. In fact, I am telling you a story right now, and before you’re done reading this blog post, you probably have thought of at least one story in your head!

Try this!

Or this!

Just some reminders:

  • You Do NOT have to be anywhere near expert or even good to try these.
  • Pick one of these challenges to try with your child/ren this week. You can also do both!
  • Sometimes you need to try doing the activity idea MORE than once, before you find your own secret rhythm and groove for it to be magic with your children. So DO NOT give up if the first try fails. (If you need help, email me!)
  • Once you’ve tried out the activity, please please please come back here to share!

Need some help to get started?

Sometime ago, I guest posted about Tear-and-Tell tales on Modern Parents Messy Kids. Check out the post for a simple step-by-step storytelling guide on how to try this really fun, relaxed story form.

Sharing Your Playful Challenge Journey:

  • We all want to hear how YOU rose up to the challenge activity, what you did and how your children responded. You can share the difficulties you encountered, and how you overcame them. How did it change you and your parenting? Would you do it again? Why or why not?
  • HOW to share? Leave a comment under this Challenge post or link up if you have written a blog post about it.


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