The Development of Play in the 21st Century

The development of play in the 21st century is more important than ever. It should be essential to your child’s development.

Almost 50% of kids aged 3 to 5 years lack even a single parent-supervised outdoor play session per day, according to a recent study done by the Seattle Children’s Research Institute. In fact, kids aged 10 to 16 years only spend 12.6 minutes each day on relatively vigorous outdoor activities. We’re raising a young generation […]

The Scarcity Factor and Children

I came to an amazing realization today after almost 19 years of parenting about the scarcity factor and children.  Do you know what the scarcity factor is?  It is basically the fear of missing out.  If there is less of something, we seem to want it even more right?  Marketers use this technique all the time to sell us their products.  Well, yesterday I figured something out.

The Scarcity Factor and Children I came to an amazing realization today after almost 19 years of parenting about the scarcity factor and children.  Do you know what the scarcity factor is?  It is basically the fear of missing out.  If there is less of something, we seem to want it even more right?  Marketers […]

How to Give Children the Gift of Play

How to Give Children the Gift of Play

I wanted to follow up on my previous post on giving children the gift of play where I discussed how important it is to provide children with time to just play but how difficult that can be sometimes as a busy parent.  Trust me, I know how difficult it is, especially with our fast paced schedules […]

Welcome to Growing Play

Growing Play (a division of Your Therapy Source Inc) has a mission to bring back play time to our children. All too often, busy schedules, the push to drive academics at a young age and organized sports interfere with traditional playtime. Our books and activities are great resources for parents, teachers and other professionals to […]