HELLO! We're Denise & Sara and thanks for dropping by! We are the moms behind this brain child of ours, a space where we hope can INSPIRE and HELP you in your journey as parents. We are not teachers, we are not researchers (not in that scientific way, but we have invested a lot of time in research about play!). We are just REGULAR MOMS who love our children very much, and trying to help them navigate through life. Well, probably just like you!
We're very passionate about helping our children learn through play as a way to help them make sense about the world around them. Between us, we've engaged our children in hundreds of play activities based on six pillars of cognitive development - sensory, motor skills, language, maths, problem solving and creativity. No, these were not fancily termed by us, but based on brain-based research done by real scientists!
WHY PLAY? Because children are born to play! As a wise woman by the name of Maria Montessori once said, "play is the work of the child."
If we can tap into children's natural curiosity to learn, learning is effectively enhanced through experience. There are so many benefits to play which you can read more about HERE.
However, if there is one thing we hope you will take away, it's this - spend time in fun, creative, engaging ways with your children and just sit to play with them. In our screen-dominated era with so many distractions, we really need to disconnect to connect with our children.
" A child is going to remember who was there, not what you spent on them. Children outgrow clothes and toys, but they will never outgrow time and love"
WHY DID YOU START BEANS PLAYBOX? We want to plant seeds.
Seeds of inspiration to help you start your process of play with your children. We want to share with you our best ideas, tips, tricks, guides, all tried and tested, so you can spend less time on research and more time with your children.
We want to help you nurture your little beans.
Yes, we think children are just like little beans. With the right nurturing, a little bean will grow into a strong tree that flourishes.
We hope that you gain some inspiration and ideas for your children here, just like we have benefitted from many others. ♥ Happy Playing and Learning! ♥ xoxo, Denise & Sara