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Do you remember the joy of play? Did you spend hours upon hours pretending to be a pirate or a princess? Did you make mud pie creations worthy of a four star restaurant? Did you pretend to be on a safari as you climbed the trees in your back yard?
In today’s technological world, the pull of electronic play time is very strong. From a young age, kids learn how to interact with technology. Technology is a good thing, but it can often be a strong pull away from outdoor and creative play.
Shannon Guernsey joined Mom of Many Hats Radio to share her site, Planet Fassa! Planet Fassa is an interactive site that encourages creativity, imagination and outdoor play. Through a series of online books, kids will learn technology skills, but also be encouraged to bond with the characters, hone their reading skills, and get out into the world and play!
Shannon and the Mom of Many Hats discussed the impact of play for kids and families. Among the very important and relevant ideas about why it is necessary, were a few some key points that we all need to remember when it comes to allowing free play for those young ones that we have a responsibility to:world and play! At Planet Fassa, families will find 6 interactive books with a great cast of characters, and prompts for hours of activities, as well as a points system to encourage kids to participate in imaginative, creative, and offline play.
- Play is a basic right for children and necessary to a child’s development.
- Play and imagination hone problem solving skills and forward thinking.
- As parents, caretakers, and teachers, we need to empower kids to be creative, play, and understand who they are.
- Families, teachers, and caretakers create the extended “village” that creates opportunities for kids to use their imagination.
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About Shannon Guernsey
Shannon Guernsey has a heart for helping children see the greatness, the creativity, and the imagination that is hidden inside of them. Her goal is to help them reach their A-Ha moment as they unlock the limitless bounds of their imaginations. Under the pen name S. Mooo, Shannon has written 6 interactive online books for kids to explore the vastness of their own potential to create limitless stories and fun in their free play. To connect with and to lean more about Shannon, join her on Twitter @S_Moooo or on Facebook.