In this episode, host Colleen Kaplan sits down with Susie Allison, creator of the popular Busy Toddler Instagram account, to talk about all things toddlers and preschool. Susie, an early childhood education expert and advocate, focuses on bringing hands-on, play-based learning back to families and classrooms using simple activities, many with objects you can find around your home.
During the episode, Colleen and Susie cover many important topics for parents of toddlers and preschoolers, including:
- What is “Kindergarten Readiness”? Is it something parents should be concerned about?
- How can an activity like sensory bins teach my child the skills they need to enter school?
- What can I do to encourage my child to play independently?
Throughout the episode, Susie and Colleen share numerous resources, blog posts, and activities you can tackle with your family. For a quick infographic (with audio timestamps) of these topics, click here.
Interested in learning more about Susie’s approach to education and parenting? Check out her new book Busy Toddler’s Guide to Actual Parenting : From Their First No to Their First Day of School – and Everything in Between available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Bookshop.org, and BookDepository.com.
More information about Susie, her work, and her books can also be found on her website.