Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Give-Away -- Connecting Family Through Creative Play Workshop!

We are so excited that Kat from Creative Playhouse and Gina from Connecting Family and Seoul gifted us with a GIVE-AWAY for Like Mama ~ Like Daughter readers!!

They are offering one of my readers a place in their E-workshop--

Kat describes the workshop like this:

This workshop is aimed at parents and carers of children from 0 - 5 years old, but anyone is welcome to join if they feel it would be beneficial to them. 

This is for you if you want to - 
  • make deeper connections with your children
  • discover new creative ways to play 
  • find fun ways to bring your whole family together
  • explore your family relationships and find creative ways to strengthen them
  • create lasting family traditions centred around fun and togetherness
  • deepen your understanding of the benefits of play and how it can help your children and yourself   
Perhaps you, your children, or your family have been through some stressful times? Or faced problems with behaviour, finances, conflict or separation? You may have had personal issues that you feel have stopped you bonding or connecting with your children in the way you want? Perhaps you are a stay at home parent that is tired of the day in, day out and want to enrich your family's lives? Or maybe you just want to focus on and spend time playing creatively and connecting with your family. 

We are not just catering for the 2.4 family! :) This workshop is for any kind of family; any amount of children and parents, any situation and circumstances, and from anywhere in the world.

Gina shares her thoughts:

We both believe that play incorporates much more than simply sitting on the floor and interacting with toys (although that is a very important part!). It also includes:

~ artistic expression (such as experimenting with watercolors or play dough)
~ nature exploration (play with nature items or even finding ways to simply enjoy the outdoors)
~ celebrations of everyday moments
~ real world experiences
~ games
~ talking and sharing memories with your children
~ sharing each other's passions 
~ learning through play
~ sensory experiences (hands-on play that awakens the five senses)

How does the workshop work?

Each day you will receive an email with ideas and information on a specific topic, followed by an inspiration to play, and a creative, play and/or family challenge. 

This is by no means a graded course. This is a workshop that you can work through with your family however it works for you, and you can choose to be part of the community that comes along with the workshop, where you can share your experiences, and chat to other taking part in the workshop. 

You will also receive some special guest posts from wonderful mums/writers who specialise in creative play and creative family living. 

Gina and I will be available to you through the facebook community or via email throughout the 30 days to support you in your journey.

How will the workshop benefit you and your family?

What you get out of the workshop will be partly dependant on how much you put into it. :) 
But you will definitely get 
  • Tons of creative play ideas that you can adapt to your family's needs and interests
  • Fun, interesting and lasting ways to connect with your children
  • Ideas to capture the experiences you have and memories you make with your family
  • Guidance and support on your journey, however great or small you choose to make it
  • A space to meet and share with like-minded people 

    This e-Workshop is for you if...

    You would love to find ways to get the whole family involved with play.

    You would like to discover techniques that incorporate play into the current rhythm of your family.

    You are looking to find a balance between the everyday tasks that fill up your to-do list and connecting with your child in meaningful ways.

    You've ever felt frustrated by the the monotony that sometime creeps into your days.

    You already enjoy making connections with your children, but are looking for some fresh ideas.
    You are a stay-at-home mom, working mom, grandmother, educator, or child-care provider to any child under the age of 5. (Although children under 5 are our main focus, many of the ideas and activities can be adapted and found very beneficial for older children, as well!)  

    So now that you have heard their hearts, I am sure you'd love a chance to win a spot in this e-Workshop, which begins April 8th!

    For a chance to win this wonderful workshop, simply leave a comment with a way to contact you! 

    You may earn additional entries by doing one or all of the following:
    *follow my blog
    *follow Kat's blog
    *follow Gina's blog
    * "like" Like Mama ~ Like Daughter Facebook page

    Be sure you come and leave a new comment for each entry so we can count each and every one!

    The give-away contest will end Friday at 8pm est and I'll announce the winner Saturday morning!

    And I'll see you there.  Kat and Gina sweetly offered me a place in the workshop as well!

    **All photos from Creative Playhouse

    The winner is #1  Natasha!  Congratulations!  I will make sure you have been notified and send your info to Kat so she can get you signed up!  See you there!!

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    1. this sounds like a great idea!!

      Natasha @

    2. Hannah I am always looking for great ideas on how to add adventure and joy to Christophers life I would like to enter.. you can reach me on FB or Email at jolynnpowers@

    3. I would love to win this

    4. I really would love to try this out! I'm crossing my fingers!

    5. This sounds amazing! I'd love to win.

    6. I subscribed to follow your blog!

    7. Ok...I also subscribed to Gina's!