Inject more PLAY into each day
without spending all of nap time setting up activities!

Embrace the simplicity of play, while empowering yourself with practical strategies to support your little one's ability to play independently, feel less pressure to constantly set up play experiences and use that time to tackle your to-do list while your little one is happy and entertained!


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Doors to the Simply Play Together community close 9.30pm ACST Tuesday 11th October

It's no secret. 
I'm a firm believer of the value of PLAY in childhood.

As a qualified Early Childhood Educator with almost 15 years teaching experience, as well as a mum to three beautiful children, I've seen first-hand how magical and meaningful play can be.

But thanks to social media, there is a belief that we need to over-complicate play, buy ALL the expensive toys and provide endless Insta-worthy play invitations to see our little one play independently for hours on end.

Well, here's the truth:

You don't need all the fancy things to see our little ones engaging in meaningful play!

We need to stop comparing ourselves and our children to what we see on social media. We need to stop thinking that we aren't doing enough for our children. We need to stop feeling overwhelmed by all the 'perfect' play ideas on Instagram!

It's time to feel excited about PLAY!

It's time to spend less time scrolling and more quality time CONNECTING.

It's time to see more ENGAGED, MEANINGFUL and CHILD-LED play!


My kids relied on me for most of their play..

'Before joining Simply Play Together, my kids relied on me for most of their play ideas and they needed me to be there to play with them almost 100% of the time. Although they still require me to sometimes set  up play for them, now they tend to go off and do their own thing. I enjoy playing with them more because I integrate myself into their play instead of them integrating into something I've come up with.'

- Stephanie, mum of three

Welcome to

As part of the Simply Play Together community, you will learn the fundamentals of child development and play, so that you can feel less overwhelmed by all the play ideas on social media, and be empowered with the skills and strategies to embrace child-led, meaningful play.

Just think of Simply Play Together as your ultimate toolbox to play, learn and grow with your little one!

Now they actually play for longer than one minute!

'The toy room was full of toys but I never felt like I was giving my kids enough to keep them busy. Now I'm more excited about their play! I love giving them simple ideas and seeing where they take them, and they actually play on their own for longer than one minute!'

- Sarah, mum of two

Simply Play Together is centred around 
YOUR PROGRESS!

I know that we are all on different stages of our play and parenting journey, which is why I've created the Simply Play Together PlayPath.

I'll help YOU move from feeling overwhelmed with play to feeling confident in championing play, spending less time scrolling Instagram for ideas that don't interest your little one, and seeing more independent and engaged play!

So, where are you on the PlayPath?

Maybe you immediately identified with one particular stage, 
or maybe you find yourself scattered across a few.

Regardless of where you are at in your play journey, I will be providing you with the exact steps to move you along the PlayPath so that YOU can become a Play Master and feel confident in championing play!

I felt like I always had to be providing new toys..

Before joining Simply Play Together nearly all play involved me or my husband. I felt like I always had to be providing new toys, experiences or activities to keep my daughter entertained or learning new skills. Now I feel more confident to let my daughter be and there are a lot more opportunities for her to decide what to do for herself instead of me always providing things

- Paige, mum of 22 month old

'I really need play ideas for my little one, how many ideas will I receive each month?'

The beauty about being part of the Simply Play Together community is that you will learn strategies that you can start implementing to begin seeing more child-led play, rather than being the one who always has to initiate play!

But because I know seeing more independent play isn't something you'll see overnight, you will also receive a monthly PlayBook full of play prompts to kickstart your play each month - but you'll learn to rely on this less as you lean into more child-led play.

So what will you learn during your time in 
Simply Play Together?

  • How to Foster Independent Play
  • Identify Play Schemas and how to use them to Encourage Play
  • Support Development through Sensory Play
  • How to Cater Play Experiences to Siblings
  • Set up a Play Space to Foster Child-Led Play
  • Why a Yes Space is an Essential Part of Every Home
  • Manage the Mess that comes with Play
  • Connect with your Children through Play
  • Use Play to Support Early Literacy and Numeracy Development
  • and much more!

But just so you know, future content is NOT set in stone. It's planned based on feedback from YOU as a member. If there is a particular topic you want to learn more about then let me know! Simply Play Together is centered around YOUR SUCCESS and I want to make the available content as relevant to you as I possibly can!

Hi! I'm Lycie,
founder of Simply Play Today.

I’m a qualified Early Childhood Educator working in the industry for over 10 years, and mum to three gorgeous cherubs, Paige, Samuel, and baby Harrison!


Since becoming a parent, I've witnessed firsthand the significance of PLAY in childhood, and more importantly how my little ones LEARN about the world around them as they play.


As much as I valued play, the early days of my parenting journey saw me feeling overwhelmed trying to provide play activity after play activity for my kids to keep them entertained all day. I started over-complicating play trying to get the 'perfect' Insta-worthy play invitation. And I got caught up in buying expensive toys that were barely used by my kids.


I needed a change in our daily routine, so I began making a few tweaks to our play space, our toys and the experiences I was providing and how I intentionally spent my time with them - and I saw a HUGE change in Paige and Samuel's play.


Now, they rarely rely on me for entertainment.


Instead, their play is almost completely child-led which means more independent and meaningful play for them, and more time that I have to spend connecting and making lasting memories with them.


I created Simply Play Together so that you can feel that way too!


I will be here to hold your hand and teach you everything I know about child development and PLAY.  Just think of me as your cheerleader - I'll be cheering you on every step of the way!

When you become a member of the Simply Play Together community, you will get access to:

Masterclasses

I'll be adding a new Masterclass to the PlayPortal each and every month, so that you can empower yourself with an in-depth understanding of child development and play! 

I know how busy parenthood can be, so they'll be no longer than 20 minutes each, and will also be available as audio only and written transcript so you can still access the content even if you don't have time to sit down and watch the video!

worth $49 /month

PlayBooks

Each month's PlayBook includes play prompts to compliment the monthly Masterclass, as well as ways to adapt each activity to suit a range of ages and abilities. 

All activities in the PlayBook are designed to utilise what you already have at home - there won't be any need for printing and laminating, or going to the shops with a list as long as your arm before you can get started!

worth $15/month

PlayDates

Join me in our Facebook community for a LIVE PlayDate each month, where I share how to set up an activity from the monthly PlayBook and demonstrate how you can adapt it to cater for different ages and stages!

worth $29/month

Ask Lycie Sessions

Got a question about the Masterclass? Or perhaps you want some clarity around another aspect of play? Well, ask away!

I'll be hosting a LIVE Ask Lycie session each and every month to answer all of your play-related questions! 

worth $49/month

Simply Play Together Community

As part of the membership, you will get access to the private Simply Play Together Community on Facebook.

Here you will be able to connect with like-minded parents just like yourself, who are on a mission to inject more meaningful play into each and every day!

MONTHLY

$19AUD

(that's around $13USD)

PER MONTH

over $1700 yearly value

BEST VALUE

ANNUALLY

$190AUD

(that's around $130USD)

PER YEAR

over $1700 yearly value
PLUS get 2 months FREE when you pay annually

Just so you know..

When you join the Simply Play Together community, you'll be locked into the current pricing for as long as you remain a member in good standing. How great is that?!


Our Guarantee

I am confident that you will learn the knowledge, skills and strategies to transform the way you think about play during your time in the Simply Play Together community. This means that we have a no refunds policy, however there are absolutely no lock in contracts! So if you find that Simply Play Together isn't for you, you can cancel at any time. Just send an email to lycie@simplyplaytoday.com and we can remove you from the Simply Play Together community at the end of your paid month.

So, is Simply Play Together for me?

It IS for you if:

  • You want to see more independent play without having to constantly set up activities
  • You are ready to ditch the #MumGuilt and stop feeling that you are not doing enough as a mum!
  • You want to start injecting more meaningful play into each day so you can spend more time bonding and creating lasting memories with you little one, rather than scrolling your phone for new ideas
  •  You want to learn to embrace the simplicity of play because you are tired of spending more time setting up play experiences than your little one actually spends playing with them!
  • You want to empower yourself with the fundamentals of child development so that you can best support your little one as they grow, including having realistic expectations around what play looks like for different ages
  • You want to be part of an amazing community of like-minded parents, supporting each other through both the successes and challenges of parenting
  • You want to be mentored by a qualified Early Childhood Educator, instead of trying to learn from a Google search

It ISN'T for you if:

  • You are looking for a course
  • You are expecting a once-off payment. Simply Play Together is an ongoing membership and you will have access to all of the resources and Simply Play Together community at the price you joined, for as long as you remain a member in good standing
  •  You want an endless list of play ideas. Each and every child is different, and Simply Play Together is centred around teaching you the fundamentals of play so that you can confidently create experiences that are best catered to *your* little one. Each month I will provide some ideas in the PlayBook to get you started, but as you begin feeling more confident in providing play experiences, expect to be able to use these as inspiration

Still got a question or two?

What if I don't love Simply Play Together? Am I locked into a contract?

There are absolutely no lock in contracts as part of the Simply Play Together membership. If you decide that being part of this community just isn't for you, send an email to lycie@simplyplaytoday.com and you will be removed from Simply Play Together at the conclusion of your paid month. 

Unfortunately, if you do decide to end your time with us in the Simply Play Together community, you will no longer have access to any of the resources in the PlayPortal or the private Facebook community.

Also, please keep in mind that the current pricing only applies as long as you are a member in good standing. If you decide to leave, then join again at a later date, you will need to join at the current pricing which will increase each time doors open.

Can I join as a monthly member then change to an annual member if I love Simply Play Together?

Absolutely! Just email lycie@simplyplaytoday.com within 14 days of joining and I'll organise to swap you to an annual payment so you can take advantage of the two FREE months!

What age child is Simply Play Together suited for?

I have designed Simply Play Together for parents of children from around 18 months to 4 years old, however the principles taught will be beneficial for older siblings as well! 

I'm already so busy with my kids, work and the never-ending housework! I want to join, but I just don't know if I'll have time to access the content!

Trust me, as a working parent I know how difficult it can be to set aside time to watch the latest episode of Survivor, let alone watch a Masterclass or two!

With that in mind, I've designed each Masterclass to be no longer than 20 minutes each, so you can have a better chance of watching each video uninterrupted.

I will also be providing an audio only version, as well as a written transcript so that you can access all the important stuff whenever it suits you! You might like to listen to the audio in the car on the way to work, or read the written transcript while you're doing all those middle-of-the-night feeds.

You may also find that some content isn't applicable to you and your little one just yet. And that's okay! You'll be able to access ALL previous content at a time when it suits you!

Help! I need play ideas to entertain my little one - will I find them here?

The Simply Play Together community is NOT about giving you a long list of play ideas so that you can hopefully find an activity that entertains your child. And that is because each and every child is different - no child will have the exact same interests when it comes to play.

In the Simply Play Together community, you will learn how to foster independent play by catering play experiences to your child. And when you provide toys and experiences that meet your little one's interests and needs, that's when the magic of independent play happens!

But to help you out while you support your little one to play independently, you will receive a monthly PlayBook full of play prompts that you can try with your little one when you need. 

How many play ideas will I receive as part of Simply Play Together each month?

Each month you will receive a new PlayBook with play prompts to kick start play in your home.

BUT.. the big picture of being part of the Simply Play Together community is learning the strategies to implement so that you can see a transformation to more child-led play, rather than you having to set up activities and initiate the play all day, every day.

But Lycie, won't I be able to find all this information online?

The wonderful thing about the internet these days is that everything is at our fingertips.

But what makes Simply Play Together different to a Google search is the ongoing mentoring you receive from a qualified Early Childhood Educator, including monthly Ask Lycie sessions where I'll be answering all of your questions relating to play. Plus, you will be part of the most amazing community of like-minded parents who are ready to celebrate your successes and support you through your challenges - and no Google search can replace that!

Why can't I join at any time?

As soon as doors to Simply Play Together close, I will be shifting all my energy into best supporting and mentoring those parents in the Simply Play Together community - and I want to love on them HARD!  

So as much as I would love to be continually welcoming new members into our community, it wouldn't be fair to the current members if all my energy was being consumed by having doors open to Simply Play Together all the time.

I'm on the fence about joining, when will doors open again?

To be completely honest with you, after this weekend I will only be opening doors to this community to graduates of my See More Play program.

I don't have Facebook - can I still join?

Yes! You can absolutely join Simply Play Together even if you don't have Facebook! The monthly Masterclasses and PlayBooks will be uploaded to the online Simply Play Together PlayPortal for you to access, which you will get so much value from! 

However some aspects of Simply Play Together, like the LIVE PlayDates, the Ask Lycie sessions and the wonderful community are only available in the private members-only Facebook group, so it might be worth joining Facebook to get the most out of your membership!

That is completely up to you though - there's absolutely no pressure to be in the Facebook group!

I still have a question!

I would love to answer any more questions that you have - you can contact me by email or DM on Instagram, and I'll get back to you as soon as I can!

Email
lycie@simplyplaytoday.com

Instagram
@simply.play.today

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