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The Open School of Creative Arts

The Open School of Creative Arts
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Connecting Family through Creative Play

Im so very excited to tell you about this new project. 
Myself and Gina from Connecting Family and Seoul are offering a 30 day E-workshop on Connecting Family through Creative Play. Let me tell you about it. :) 

Who is this workshop for?

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. 

If you are still not sure whether this workshop is for you, continue reading and feel free to email or comment with any queries. 

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 four 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 

How much does the workshop cost?
You can register now for the introductory price of "Pay-What-You-Wish!"
We feel so passionate about helping families connect with their children through play that we want to offer this course in a way that will fit your budget and lifestyle. Please enter amount from $1-$50 after adding this e-Workshop to your cart. If you are a blogger or content creator and would like to take this course in return for sharing it with your readers please leave a comment or email us.

March registration is now closed, but April's sign up is here

If you want to ask us any questions about the workshop before you sign up please leave a comment or feel free to email us here. You can also read Gina's spin on it here.


A bit about us:

Both Gina and I are passionate about hands on creative play and making mindful connections to our children, and we're really excited to bring this workshop to you.

Gina is a stay-at-home mom to Grady (2.5) and has recently moved back to her hometown in Pennsylvania. She started blogging in 2011 as a way to record her family's memories and share ways to foster connections through play and inspiration. She received her B.A. in Sociology and a M.Ed. in Elementary Education. Prior to becoming a SAHM, Gina taught 4th and 5th grade in the public school systems. To learn more about Gina, click here.

Kat is a work at home mum of 2, to Jake (3) and Poppy (1), and hails from the UK. She blogs creatively about her two passions, play and parenting, at Creative Playhouse and her collaborative blog, Mummyology. She received her B.A. in Performance Studies and earned an M.A. in the Arts. Her background includes early years education and special needs (with a focus in autism.) To learn more about Kat, click here.

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  1. I have tried to e-mail you, but the link needs me to have a particular sort of e-mail set up on my computer which I don't have
    I am interested in this course, but unfortunately cannot warrant spending any money on this sort of thing at the moment as I am a stay at home mum of 2 who is putting any spare cash into helping build and support the local community of mums that I began forming 1.5years ago, at 400 strong now, I feel it may be a great place to help promote your course for you

  2. Is everything via email? I live in a completely different time zone - Bangkok.

    1. Hi Suzanne, that shouldn't be a problem, Gina and I both live in different time zones (me UK, her USA) and it doesnt cause us any issues). You will get an email each day, which you can read and work through as you wish, plus there will be secret facebook group where you can share and connect with all the participants of the course.

  3. Hi Ladies :) I would love to participate in your course and in return I am more than happy to share it with my readers :) I was thinking of popping your button in my sidebar as soon as possible (do you have a code I can use?) and I will write an introductory post...probably 25th February and then a couple of posts during the course. Please email me at madgecko@gmail.com. I blog at Triple T Mum (http://mumoftwinsatoddlerandateenager.blogspot.com.au) I can't wait to put this together for you ladies. Love the novel approach you are taking to price the course!

  4. I hope your E course has great success! Thanks for sharing with us at Eco-Kids Tuesday! Please join us again today! http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2013/02/melt-my-heart-eco-kids-tuesday.html

  5. Hello! I am a teacher of Brazilian Children's Education. My English is not the best, but I want to join your workshop to implement with my students and perhaps their parents and guardians. Can I do this workshop? Already thank. Iasmin

  6. Hi, I was wondering what qualifications and experience you have with Autistic Spectrum Conditions?


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