How many toys, puzzles and manipulatives do our kids own that they rarely play with? Often it's not that they don't like playing with them but they forget about them or just aren't too inspired.
Setting up invitations to play works really really well in my house and has done for a long time. After the kids have gone to bed and/or during their rest time I'll often spending about 5 minutes setting up something on their play table or our big dining room table.
Invitations to play? Sounds like hard work? Doesn't have to be!
My intention is to make it simple. Really simple ....
(Colour Cards from A little delightful)
I'll often undo the puzzles and leave them out like this. My kids always get inspired straight way to do puzzles when they see them set out like this ...
If I want to make it more complicated like setting up a shop, vet or hospital I can but I don't want to do that every day!
Do you want to see more of my invitations to play? I often forget to photograph them so let me know if you want to see more and I'll make a conscience effort to take more photos.