Feb 10

Playwork Inspired Learning – Parents Guide

Would you benefit from a more playful approach to bringing up your children, where they get to learn without always being sat at a table, or focused on flashcards or numbers?


How would it feel not to question yourself on your parenting ability and remove the pressure always to entertain your children?


We all want our children to go to school with lots of knowledge, but if they aren’t brave enough to put their hand up to answer a question, they are already at a disadvantage. How about we help our children to become life ready, not just school ready?


Children are born with an innate drive to play and to be playful. Bringing Playwork Inspired Learning into the home environment will enrich children’s sense of self, resilience and wellbeing. Plus create a less stressed parent/carer to under-fives.



“What makes this book so different? I believe that it is the way Chris can get the message of Playwork across clearly and concisely, not just to professionals, but to us as parents and carers. It is being practised and it works. Being able to see the world through a child’s eyes, with a deep understanding of the psychological development of a child in their formative years, is what makes Chris’s approach of Playwork Inspired Learning an exciting resource. I will be sharing with all my friends who have young children.”

Andrea Thompson



You can read my full story here, from when I was ten years old and what happened to me. I was admitted to a psychiatric unit at fifteen and continued to suffer throughout my adult life with feelings of self-hatred, fear, darkness and not knowing who I was. I used addictions to help me to cope on the outside when the inside was chaotic. I finally found my healing and had a burning desire to share this with the universe to give love, hope and inspiration to others in pain.

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass

Anton Chekhov