30 episodes

Previously known as the playPROMPTS podcast, Happy Playing has been brought back to life! Listen as Claire, mum of two, early years specialist and founder of playHOORAY! shares her love for all things PLAY!

Expect to hear activity ideas for babies, toddlers and big kids! Helpful tips and advice from her experience as a mum and former teacher and hopefully some like minded playful guests too!

Be sure to check out the playHOORAY! website for Claire’s playPROMPTS activity cards, freebies and downloads. The playHOORAY! Handbook is available! And join the community @play.hooray

Happy Playing!

Happy Playing: A playHOORAY! Podcast by Claire Russell Claire Russell

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Previously known as the playPROMPTS podcast, Happy Playing has been brought back to life! Listen as Claire, mum of two, early years specialist and founder of playHOORAY! shares her love for all things PLAY!

Expect to hear activity ideas for babies, toddlers and big kids! Helpful tips and advice from her experience as a mum and former teacher and hopefully some like minded playful guests too!

Be sure to check out the playHOORAY! website for Claire’s playPROMPTS activity cards, freebies and downloads. The playHOORAY! Handbook is available! And join the community @play.hooray

Happy Playing!

    Episode 29: How to help your child to talk more…

    Episode 29: How to help your child to talk more…

    We’ve all done it! Our child brings us a painting or shows us something they’ve made that they’re proud of and we say … ‘what is it?’ Well I have an alternative for you that will help your child to talk about their thoughts and creative process in greater detail! And this can be used with children who aren’t speaking yet! Add this method to your day and you’ll notice a huge difference in your child’s conversation skills!

    • 9 min
    Episode 28: How to motivate yourself for a day with young children

    Episode 28: How to motivate yourself for a day with young children

    Today I am sharing a tip that works for me and has had a HUGE response on Instagram! Try it and let me know!!

    • 11 min
    Series 2 Episode 27: How to manage overwhelm

    Series 2 Episode 27: How to manage overwhelm

    This week I shared how I was feeling overwhelmed with parenting, running a house and a business. Sometimes there aren’t enough hours in the day! The playHOORAY! community kindly jumped in with their support and suggestions for managing the feeling of overwhelm so I wanted to share those with you. I’ve also recently discovered Mel Robbins and her 5 second rule which I think you will like! Have a listen and then come and let me know what you think! Happy Playing! Claire

    • 14 min
    Episode 26: Parents Feeling Overwhelmed

    Episode 26: Parents Feeling Overwhelmed

    Today I am sharing a snippet from an interview I did at the beginning of the year with lovely Natalie Costa, award winning coach helping children to deal with big emotions. This part of the interview I ask about parents feeling overwhelmed and Natalies tips and advice were super useful as always! Please go and check out lovely Natalie and enjoy her helpful content on Instagram @powerthoughtsnc

    • 11 min
    Episode 25: Learning Through Play

    Episode 25: Learning Through Play

    This month we are celebrating learning through play in May! So today I am talking about learning through play how to set it up in the home the benefits of learning through play and the resources you will need if you want to set up playful learning experiences with your young child! Come on over to the playHOORAY! website to see our new and exclusive learning through play bundles only available in May! And come and find me over on Instagram @play.hooray where I will be sharing lots of ideas throughout the month of May! Happy Playing!

    • 16 min
    Episode 24: Losing My Identity After Having a Baby

    Episode 24: Losing My Identity After Having a Baby

    Personal one for me today, here I am sharing my thoughts and feelings after six months of having Leo I looked at an old photograph of myself and dare I say it miss the old me! After sharing with my community the response was overwhelming from mums who felt the same way, mums who could appreciate with how I was feeling and those who sent their love. I hope this helps anyone else feeling the same way. And please, do come and connect with a lovely group of like minded parents, carers and educators in our playHOORAY! Community Facebook group where you will be welcomed with open arms! Big hugs, Claire x

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

l.b.1988 ,

Excellent resources and sooo easy

Love all the Play.Hooray resources and ideas but the podcast is great, I listen when I’m walking somewhere and then have ideas to use with my 15mo. Such a great podcast! I really think it’s made me a better parent, having resources and ideas to improve our play and my parenting!

Calandre O ,

A game changer for playtime!

Claire is fabulous! I love her on Instagram! Most days my three year old asks ‘what does Claire say we are doing today Mama?’! She saved me when our second baby arrived and she has become the best gift for any new parent!

Emmacossey ,

Already an Instagram fan, excited for the podcast!

Claire’s Instagram @playhooray has saved my sanity many a time, with her activities and tips that are so accessible and easy to do. Can’t wait to listen to the rest of her podcast episodes for more.

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