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Venice, CA 90291
USA

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Guiding the way to meaningful play

Your home, your nest… that special place where you protect and nurture your young before they spread their wings and take flight. Along with the joy of being a parent comes a whole lot of questions that need to be answered and decisions that have to be made.

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“How can I be sure my child is on track developmentally?” “Is there more I can do at home to make sure my child is learning and growing?” “How many toys do we really need and are the ones we have even age appropriate?” “How do I create a play space for my child that is organized and fun yet not an eyesore for the rest of the family?” “If only there was someone who could help me answer all these questions!” Well, there is! It is my distinct pleasure to introduce to you Playfulnest.

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Playfulnest specializes in developmental play consulting and play space design. I am an expert in child development who can guide you and other caregivers (anyone caring for your child, really) in creating opportunities for growth through meaningful play experiences. I can assist in selection of toys and activities that are the best fit for your child's unique developmental needs.

If there is an area that your child needs a boost in, I can teach you how to do it in a playful way! I am passionate about creating aesthetically pleasing play spaces that spark imagination, stimulate the senses, promote motor skills, and encourage growth in all areas of development.

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It is my belief that ALL parents and caregivers of young ones can benefit from learning the fundamentals of play. While I love working with children of all ages, my primary focus is on children aged 6 months - 5 years as this is the time of optimal neurological plasticity, which is just a fancy way of saying that your child’s brain is growing rapidly during this time and it is very malleable (think molding clay). It is also a time when both experiences and environment play a particularly large role in your child’s development.

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So that’s Playfulnest in a nutshell. Now that you have an idea of what it’s all about, let me help clear up some of your precious time so that you can do something more meaningful…like playing with your child!

It is a happy talent to know how to play.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson