We thought: Pinterest Parenting

So I don’t know about you, but I feel that with the introduction of Pinterest, suddenly parenting becomes much more deliberate.

Montessori at home, sensory activities, messy play, home schooling, nature scapes, discovery baskets, exploration, imagination, focus, self expression, investigation, fine motor skills, co ordination, organisation, play, learning, growth, TEACH!!!!!

*breathe*

Overwhelming? Definitely.  Overambitious? Maybe.  Overrated? No.

While it can be overwhelming most of these ideas can be easily simplified and tweaked to suit your own situation.  Essentially it’s what parents have been doing for years.  Exposing their children to a variety of objects/substances to either

a) keep them occupied or

b) further their understanding and appreciation of the environment around them.

***

If you want to know more about the benefits of Sensory Play there are a couple of great articles below.

Messy Play: The Benefits of Sensory Play | Citibabes | An Online Magazine for Modern Parenting,

A Handful of Fun: Why Sensory Play is Important for Preschoolers | Not Just CuteNot Just Cute.

These blogs are well worth following as a start.

http://www.theimaginationtree.com/

http://www.artfulparent.com/

Advertisements

One thought on “We thought: Pinterest Parenting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s