Playful Learning Ecademy Tour + Giveaway!

Recently I was invited by the lovely folk at Playful Learning to participate in their worldwide virtual tour featuring their new online eLearning Academy. I was invited to have a play with their eLessons, that are designed to engage the heart and minds of kids to explore inside themselves and the world around them, in an effort to prepare them as compassionate global citizens. Intrigued by this innovative and purposeful concept, I chose to check out their course for kids: Be a Peacemaker (Stress Management). 

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This particular eCourse empowers children to find peace within themselves helps kids navigate through the big and little stresses that kids may face in their lives. I love how there is one video for adults explaining the course and then a separate video tailored to kids, featuring kids themselves. My kids found it very easy to relate to them. The suggestions for finding peace, were really easy for them to comprehend, and fit inline with what I’m teaching them as a parent. But the course also presented some really innovative ways for kids to “find peace” – things that I hadn’t previously thought of like choosing one act of peace to share with the world and then reflect on how that act of peace felt. I needed to step my kids through this by asking them more questions but it really started a rich conversation and some special learning. The eCourse includes some printables, and steps on how to make a “peace pouch” that kids can fill and then reach to when they’re in need  of a dose of peace. I really loved this concept. In line with the Mindful Moments Journal Project eBook I wrote with Cath Connell, my kids found the “I’m Grateful For…” printable exercise familiar (yay!). It took me a while to develop an “attitude of gratitude” with my kids, but with gentle perseverance, it all eventually comes together. And with this course, there is so much to explore, I think it could be done over a few months to really develop a great practice and some valuable skills for encouraging little ones to deal with stress and find a sense of peace. I think it lays a good foundation and I think this course could be very beneficial for lots of kids.

So the verdict? A big thumbs up to the work Playful Learning is doing with their courses. Positive, empowering and innovative. I can only see parents and their kids benefiting from these fun and interactive eCourses. Great for a rainy day, or instead of playing indoor games.

**During the month of August, Playful Learning is going on tour to take children and their families on a learning adventure! They’ve reached out to creative parents from around the world to share their new ecourses and bring their communities together through play. Join in to build leadership skills, awaken creativity, and inspire alove of discovery while meeting new friends. You can follow along and participate by visiting the full list of tour stops where you can trial their free Teaching Kids Kindness eLesson. Meet new friends by searching and sharing the #PlayfulTour tag on Instagram or Twitter. Sign up for classes, print out your Playful Passports, and go on tour!

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{GIVEAWAY!} Playful Learning Ecademy is offering one lucky reader a scholarship to one of their 5 Playful Learning ecourses. All you need to do is comment below with what course you or your kids would choose and why.  

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  • Judit August 7, 2013, 9:29 pm

    I’d love to participate in the Playful Learning Spaces ecourse!

  • Kirsten August 8, 2013, 10:51 am

    I’d love to win either the Be a PeaceMaker or Starting a Writers Notebook course!!!

  • Melanie August 8, 2013, 10:34 pm

    I think every member of our family would benefit from the Be a Peacemaker course… kids and grownups alike!

  • Lisa Graham August 9, 2013, 3:26 am

    I have a 17 month old and 2 1/2 year old, and I think the Playful Spaces eCourse would be very helpful as I determine how to “set up” our house to encourage learning as they grow.

  • Jennifer August 9, 2013, 7:45 am

    I think if we won we would choose the Be A Peacemaker ecourse.

  • Cath August 9, 2013, 12:14 pm

    I think the Munchkin would love the Writers Notebook ecourse. He’s always been a fabulous story teller, but struggles with putting his words and ideas down on paper. This ecourse would give him some great ideas and prompts to set him on what will probably be a lifelong writer’s journey.

  • Fiona August 9, 2013, 9:17 pm

    I’d love the playful learning e-course, to help us set up to homeschool in a playful way!

  • Maggie August 10, 2013, 10:59 am

    My daughter would love Be a Peacemaker!

  • Caroline August 10, 2013, 6:53 pm

    I’d love to win the starting a writer’s notebook course for my 6 year old son as I can see us working together on it and having an absolute ball making up stories and then turning some of them into books for family and friends.

  • Belinda August 12, 2013, 9:28 am

    Our family would like to do the ‘Be a Peacemaker Course’. :}

  • Aussie Mum August 17, 2013, 6:48 pm

    My family really enjoyed the Power of Put Ups leason and I would love to try the playful learning spaces e-course. Fingers crossed


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