Hello and welcome!
I'm Vicki, and I'm the mum behind How We Play and Learn. I have three boys aged 2, 6 and 11 and I love to share our crafting and playful learning
When my eldest was born in 2010 I found motherhood wasn't what I expected. I struggled to bond with him and spent money on trips and toys trying to compensate. I was diagnosed with postnatal depression and had to leave my job. Suddenly I had lots of time on my hands - I slowed down and started to spend more meaningful and creative time with him.
Learning through play
After my second came along I decide to do a course in home-based childcare. I learned about play theory, began trying my ideas on him and couldn't believe it, he was so engaged, and his learning was natural and enjoyable.
When we were blessed with our third baby boy I was so excited to share our creative and playful learning with him as well!
Now as a household of three boys, life is pretty hectic, but I try to leave the mountains of washing and endless cleaning to spend a little playful and creative time with my children each day.
I hope you'll find a little time to sit down, have a cuppa, and join us...
I'm obsessed with finding loose parts at car boot sales (to my husband’s dismay)
I'm passionate about photography and spent many happy hours in the darkrooms at University
I'm phobic of the sea, after floating away on a rubber dinghy as a child
We're camping addicts and spend around 4 weeks of the year in our trailer tent