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Encouraging Independent Play

Similarly to concentration, another question that I get asked a lot is ‘how can I encourage my child to play independently’. It isn’t realistic to sit down with our children and play for 12 hours a day, we do have other things we need to get on with. It is understandable then that encouraging our little ones to play on their own is a hot topic and here’s my top tips for helping to make that happen! Firstly, it’s important to remember that playing independently is a skill that children need to learn and as such it’s often about going right back to basics. It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes practice and you will need to build it up how...

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