Inspiration to Play is your guiding companion in the joyful journey of childhood. We empower parents, teachers, and caregivers with playful and gentle strategies that nurture your child’s learning, growth, and emotional well-being. Together, we'll turn everyday moments into meaningful connections and make the world their favorite playground.

Free Emotion Cards for Kids

In 5 minutes you will be able to print out the real life photos of kids expressing different emotions to help your child learn to identify different emotions.


My name is Sara and I am the one behind Inspiration to Play!

I have my doctorate in occupational therapy and now I am a stay at home mom to my two young kids.

I love being able to connect with my children through play!

I love learning about child development and understanding what my children are going through.

I really value teaching my children social emotional skills and emotional regulation skills to help their emotional intelligence.

I want to help you feel confident in teaching. your children through play as well as connecting with them and having fun!

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Welcome to Inspiration to Play, a haven for playful, intentional parenting. Our mission is to empower you with fun and engaging tools that not only boost your child's development and learning but also build strong, loving relationships. Discover our rich variety of resources designed to support you in every step of your journey – from homeschooling hacks, social-emotional skills development, to overcoming daily parenting challenges with empathy and love.

I believe that when we can connect with our children in a fun and playful way we can help them learn valuable skills.

I will help you learn how to teach your child social-emotional skills, emotional development skills, literacy skills, math skills, fine motor skills, cognitive development skills, physical development skills, science and stem activities, and life skills all in a playful way.

I will provide you with the benefits of learning these skills along with easy and playful learning ways you can help teach these skills.

You will get inspirational play ideas that help you feel confident in your teaching skills.

I will also help teach you playful parenting and gentle parenting techniques to help you foster a meaningful connection with your child.

It takes a village to help raise a child, and I want to help be part of your village to help you feel like a confident mom when it comes to playing with your child and using play as a tool to help them learn.

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