Hi, I’m Daniela!
Well, I began working with children over 20 years ago. I started off as the neighborhood babysitter and went on to become a dedicated summer camp counselor.
After earning my Bachelor's Degree in Developmental Psychology, I began my work as a behavior therapist for young kids with autism.
I also worked as an experienced preschool teacher. Throughout all this work, I found one thing to be very clear to me; I wholeheartedly believe in the important role free play has in learning.
"Playtime is precious. Play builds brain pathways for thinking, creativity, flexibility, empathy and many other lifelong skills.”
Heather Shumaker, author of "It’s OK Not to Share... and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Children".
There are hundreds of studies today that highlight the benefits of play in the first 6 years of life. Kids don’t need worksheets! They will have plenty of that when they start school. What they need is their freedom to play!
This is why you’re here now, to inspire your children to find their own freedom in play. I know there are millions of toy companies fighting for your attention.
"Childhood is not a race to see how quickly a child can read, write and count. It is a small window of time to learn and develop at the pace that is right for each individual child. Earlier is not better."
Magda Gerber, early childhood educator, and author.
Helping your kids Play, Learn and Grow!