"Play is the work of childhood"

What is an Invitation to Play?

An invitation to play is a concept derived from the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. The Reggio philosophy encourages children to learn through exploration, by providing materials that 'invite them to play' in a creative and non-directive way.


Here at Invitations to Play we are advocates for the child. We view children as inherently capable and competent, and worthy of respect and trust on their learning journey. We passionately believe in the value of child led play, as a powerful tool for learning.

What We Do

Online Courses 

Empowering, inspirational online courses for parents and early childhood educators.

Digital Play and Learning Guides 

Instant digital downloads to inspire and support you in meeting your child’s developmental needs and interests through play.

Consultation Services 

Tailored, bespoke services to support you on your journey towards creating a calm, beautiful and purposeful play and learning space.


Ready made invitations to play for busy parents, including play dough collections, loose parts and special items.


Weekly blog posts, sharing book and resource recommendations, craft tutorials, invitations to play and more.


A place to browse my lovingly curated book lists, covering a range of topics and interests, for children of all ages (and some for adults too).

Please note: These are affiliate links with an online platform that supports independent book shops.

"A child's imagination is a very beautiful thing".

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