{ All About Playing } interview with Mie Rasmussen

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Definition of play: engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose; engage in (a game or activity) for enjoyment; amuse oneself by engaging in imaginative pretence;

Since I make toys – and I’m a mother of a little one – I begin to grow more and more curious about playing. How children these days play, how parents interact and play with them, how can we play in a fun way with them, how playing can help children’s development…

For this interview I have the pleasure to introduce you to Mie and her family.

Please tell us a bit about you and your family.
My name is Mie. I am a danish mother of three. Birk (10), Ines (7) and Fjor (5).  I am an occupational therapist who has specialised in Mental Health. My husband is an architect. I try to spend as much time as possible with my children as I believe that time is the best gift I can give them. My two oldest goes to school and my youngest kindergarten.

I strongly believe in raising creativity and curiosity in my children. I do my very best to focus on the process and see where it gets us. Play is a central part of that process – it’s the best way to learn, I believe. Therefore I am happy to share my perspectives with you.

Best playground.
Nature. For sure and as my kids gets older, I see how many benefits there are from exploring nature. It’s opened-ended space and my children get to use their imagination, body and instincts. So I rather take them outdoors to explore nature than visiting a playground.

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On a free day, what is your family’s favorite activity?
On a day free we would go for an outdoor trip, do a creative project or hang out with friends or family. We love to take it slow as we believe slowness make us more awake. Activities are often combined. So we may go outdoors, the children pick up stuff along the way and afterwards they create or play with what they have found. It adds such a sweet coherence between activities.

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Some things I liked…

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* Some things I really liked this week *
How sweet are these baby mocs… so pretty and cozy – and they have pom poms! – you know I can’t resist pom poms :)  – by Petit Mai.

This book ”L’Atelier Récup” is on my to buy list – it was made by two very creative ladies, the sweet Marie-Laure Pham (from La Maison de Loulou) and Steffie Brocolie. You’ll find lot’s of creative activities to do from recycled materials – I think there will be two very entertained persons here in the house ;)

I saw this fingerprint heart rocks at hello Wonderful and they made me smile – easy to make and a cute keepsake for all!

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FREEBIE { St Valentine’s day heart box printable }

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How is it possible that yesterday was Christmas and then we were still welcoming the New Year :) and suddenly we are ALREADY in the end of January?!… With lot’s of hearts popping everywhere – so here are a few more ;)
I did this St Valentine’s day heart box printable that you can let the kids paint, glue a few washi tapes or simply leave them like this and finish with a cute ribbon.
As always I’m sharing the printable at hello, Wonderful.

Simply download the file here - then print it in your own printer with white paper + cut around the shape + fold the (three) doted lines + glue the sides of the box + choose ribbons (or yarn if you prefer) cut two pieces of ribbon for each box an glue inside on the V side of the heart – and then you can close it with a knot (if you need to have the all box closed use tape on the round parts of the heart) =  fill with love notes!

Please remenber this file is for personal use only. Under no circumstances you can use it for commercial purposes (cannot be sold, or distributed or used in any other way). Please respect my work.
If you are kind enough to share about this post, don’t forget to credit and link back to my blog.

I would LOVE to see how you used my boxes - send me photos * the most creative one will receive another little gift.

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Como é que é possível que ainda ontem foi Natal e depois demos as boas vindas ao Novo Ano :) e de repente… já estamos no final de Janeiro?! E de repente explodem corações por todo o lado…
E aqui ficam mais uns corações a bater ;) para quem quiser dizer algo aquele alguém especial…
Como sempre o download está disponível  no site hello, Wonderful.

Só têm que fazer o download do ficheiro aqui - e depois imprimi-lo na vossa impressora em papel + recortar a forma + dobrar as (três) linhas tracejadas + colar os lados da caixa + escolher fitas (ou lã se preferirem) cortar dois bocados de fita para cada caixa e colar por dentro na parte de cima em V do coração – assim já podem dar uma laçada para fechar (se precisarem mesmo de fechar completamente a caixa basta pôr fita-cola no topo) = encher com mensagens especiais…

Por favor não se esqueçam que este ficheiro / ilustração é apenas para uso pessoal. Sob nenhuma circunstância pode ser usado para fins comerciais (não pode ser vendido, distribuído ou usado de nenhuma outra forma). Por favor, respeite o meu trabalho.
Se quiserem partilhar sobre este post, não se esqueçam de creditar e linkar para o meu blogue.

Gostava imenso de saber como usaram estas caixas - enviem-me fotografias * a mais criativa receberá outra pequena oferta.

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I’m doing a GIVEAWAY at my Instagram

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Do you know I’m doing a GIVEAWAY at my Instagram account – head over there for a chance to win this original watercolor (entries close this Monday)

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Sabiam que estou a oferecer uma aguarela original – o passatempo está a acontecer na minha página do Instagram, vão lá espreitar para terem uma chance de participar (termina 2ªf) .

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Valentine’s day gift ideas for kids from my shop

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If you also want to surprise your kids with something on St Valentine’s day here are a few gift ideas from my shop

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Algumas ideias para quem quiser também fazer uma surpresa à criançada lá de casa – tudo disponível na minha loja

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{ All About Playing } interview with Shelly Lloyd-Samson

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Definition of play: engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose; engage in (a game or activity) for enjoyment; amuse oneself by engaging in imaginative pretence;

Since I make toys – and I’m a mother of a little one – I begin to grow more and more curious about playing. How children these days play, how parents interact and play with them, how can we play in a fun way with them, how playing can help children’s development…

For this interview I have the pleasure to introduce you to Shelly and her family.

Please tell us a bit about you and your family.
Hello! My name is Shelly Lloyd-Samson, I am a creator, an artist, a Catholic, a swing dancer, a visual effects producer, a laugher, an optimist, a coffee drinker, an entrepreneur, and owner of Creating Creatives, an online space with fun and simple projects to help encourage creative exploration. I am also the wife of my most amazing husband, Roy. He is a technical trainer at SpaceX and has super power strengths when it comes to story telling, teaching and being an incredible dad to our 3 little creatives. Speaking of, let me introduce you to them, first there is Trystan (6), he is just like his daddy, a little engineer, with the biggest heart. Then there’s Zoey (4) who is just like her mum, an artist who believes in the probability of imagination and also believes in herself, the little firecracker. Finally there’s Zachary (2) he is a hybrid of the first two; the sweetest little monkey, he loves to play make believe, make art with his sister, and will give his brother a good run for his money on the wrestling floor!

Best playground.
The best playground is wherever we are. When we’re at a park the play structure becomes an ice-cream stand where handfuls of sand is sold for a pocketful of stones. When we’re at home, our little creatives turn cushions, chairs and pillows into what they call “lion stations”. I have NO idea where this term came from, but it’s basically an obstacle course made of everything they can lift and move around in the house. If we HAD to choose an actual playground: Disneyland! The best way to enjoy the happiest place on earth is to set aside two days. Book the Disneyland Hotel which lets you into the park an hour early. You spend Saturday lounging in the hotel, and taking advantage of the water slides and pools. On Sunday, you go in an hour early and ride as many rides as you can (which is usually a day’s worth of rides). When the park opens and everyone heads to the rides, you take a breakfast break with the family. And the rest of the day is just a huge bonus watching shows and hanging out in the happiest place on earth.

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On a free day, what is your family’s favorite activity?
Now that we’ve moved closer to the beach, it’s going to the beach! There’s something so refreshing about the sea air and the wide open spaces for the kids to run around in. There are lots of yummy places to eat, and stores for eye candy and inspiration, and of course the sand. Boy do my little creatives love the sand, they love building things with it, covering themselves in it, and finding treasures, especially shells in it. It’s a place where the kids and be kids, run their little hearts out, and scream and yell into the open air, and we as parents don’t have to sweat them breaking something, or worry that their behavior isn’t the right fit for the place we’re in. It calms and invigorates all of us.

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- Hello friends!! I have something to tell you…

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… come with me to the shop – it’s SALES time!!

How great is that?! Big discounts on lot’s of things so there’s room for new things :)

Speaking of new I’m preparing a few surprises but I would like to know your opinion on a few things – Let’s talk?
What kind of posts interest you most – tutorials or ideas of projects to make with kids?
Or maybe more printables that you can easily download?
More about my products – dolls, pillows or my drawings and watercolors?
Do you know here on my blog I also share about brands and products I like – is that something you like too? Are you a brand with creative pieces? Send me an email for a chance to be featured.
Or my favorite kids story books?

Share your suggestions. I would love to hear about what do you think, feel, like…

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… venham comigo espreitar a loja – é tempo de SALDOS!!
Fantástico certo?! ;) Óptimos descontos em muitas coisas, para depois haver espaço para as novidades :)

Por falar em novidades, estou a preparar algumas surpresas, mas gostava de saber a vossa opinião sobre algumas coisas – Vamos falar?
Que tipo de posts gostam mais: tutoriais ou projetos para fazer com crianças?
Ou talvez mais printables para download?
Mais sobre os meus produtos – bonecos, almofadas ou os meus desenhos e aguarelas?
Sabiam que aqui no meu blogue também costumo falar sobre marcas e produtos que gosto – acham isso interessante? E já agora marcas com peças diferentes também me podem mandar um email, gostava de vos ficar a conhecer.
Também costumo falar dos livros preferidos cá por casa.

Fico à espera de vos ouvir :)

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este fim de semana vamos estar no mercado de Natal no jardim da Estrela

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Sim vamos! :) - Os presentes de Natal mais originais estão à vossa espera no mercado do jardim da Estrela em mais uma edição do Crafts & Design - sábado (dia 16) e domingo (dia 17) das 10h às 18h
Apareçam, o tempo vai estar óptimo, o jardim já se sabe é super agradável e podem passear calmamente pelas diferentes marcas que lá estarão, para escolher os presentes mais especiais ;)

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Nós vamos ao MERCADÃO de NATAL no Time Out Market (Mercado da Ribeira)

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Estaremos presentes no MERCADÃO DE NATAL domingo 10 de Dezembro, no piso 1 do no Time Out Market (Mercado da Ribeira).
O evento conta com mais de 40 projectos nacionais (ou internacionais com
ADN português) e onde a qualidade, valor e criatividade sobressaem acima de
quaisquer outras características.
A entrada é gratuita, o estacionamento e os acessos por transporte público
estão facilitados, existe multibanco e pode também almoçar ou jantar numa
das muitas opções de restauração que este espaço oferece.
No Mercadão (estamos no Piso 1) pode fazer as suas compras de Natal
tranquilamente, tem centenas de opções de escolha para toda a família.
Conte com qualidade, bom ambiente, animação e o melhor do ADN português.

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FREEBIE { xmas polar bear gift tag printable }

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Ready for Christmas? I am – love this season!
Made this cute polar bear gift tags that can also be used as ornaments or as an Advent calendar.
As always I’m sharing the printable at hello, Wonderful.

Simply download the file here - then print it in your own printer with white paper + cut around the shape + punch a small hole for the thread + make fun scarves with washi tape  =  enjoy Christmas!
(if you want to use it as an Advent calendar you can cut the paws and fit small folded papers with instructions)

Please remenber this file is for personal use only. Under no circumstances you can use it for commercial purposes (cannot be sold, or distributed or used in any other way). Please respect my work.

If you are kind enough to share about this post, don’t forget to credit and link back to my blog.

I would LOVE to see how you used my tags - send me photos * the most creative one will receive another little gift.

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Preparados para o Natal? Por aqui vou sonhando com esta época que adoro!
Fiz umas etiquetas em forma de urso polar que podem ser usadas para as prendas, para pendurar na árvore de Natal ou até como calendário do Advento.
Como sempre o download está disponível  no site hello, Wonderful.

Só têm que fazer o download do ficheiro aqui - e depois imprimi-lo na vossa impressora em papel + recortar a forma + fazer um pequeno buraco e passar um fio + fazer um cachecol com fita washi = vamos lá começar a contagem para a melhor época do ano?!
(para usar como calendário do Advento basta imprimir 24 ursos e recortar as patas encaixando pequenos papeis dobrados com instruções)

Por favor não se esqueçam que este ficheiro / ilustração é apenas para uso pessoal. Sob nenhuma circunstância pode ser usado para fins comerciais (não pode ser vendido, distribuído ou usado de nenhuma outra forma). Por favor, respeite o meu trabalho.
Se quiserem partilhar sobre este post, não se esqueçam de creditar e linkar para o meu blogue.

Gostava imenso de saber como usaram estas etiquetas - enviem-me fotografias * a mais criativa receberá outra pequena oferta.

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