Find peace amongst the chaos of parenting young kids
Feeling unsure about what to do with young children is normal. At times, I am unsure too.
Years ago I was in a place of frustration. I wanted to have a happy home, but was also feeling stretched too thin.
Paw Patrol was on more than I would like to admit and it caused me feeling anxious about my parenting, which eventually got taken out on my boys. Ugh. The vicious cycle.
I needed that giant easy button from Staples to hit restart.
That’s why I created everything we have here at Days with Grey. Welcome!
Days with Grey started with a momma (me!),
three boys, and a yearning to find more peace
while parenting young kids
Hi there! I’m Beth.
I’m a mom of three energetic boys, and I am a 13-year veteran teacher with a Masters degree in teaching reading.
Early in my parenting journey, I found myself frustrated with how our days felt despite my education and background.
I started Days with Grey to help introduce more play into our days.
Since then, Days with Grey has helped hundreds of thousands of parents better connect with their children through play-based learning (all while getting more breaks!).
I know that the journey of parenting is not easy. Sometimes you feel like you need an extra hand along the way, and I want to be that helping hand for you.
Days with Grey offers play-based learning resources, including a course, guides, and activity ideas (that literally tell you what to do and what to say!) so you can drink your coffee HOT(!) while your kids play independently nearby.
LOVE FOR DAYS WITH GREY
We have been busy here! I bought a set of your activity cards to try and jumpstart mornings without tv, and it has been awesome!More connecting, less tantrums and my husband has been ableto get involved in the activities as well, thanks to your super clear directions and objectives (even the language to use – so helpful!!)He said he “wishes he could buy 1000 of your cards!Thanks so much for all you do.– Erin D.
You can spend a million hours looking for ways
to fill your days and ensure your child
is learning everything he needs to know.
Or you can let me take the weight off your shoulders.
Step 1: Grab the Starter Kit
Step 2: Start tomorrow morning.
Everything is set up so simply that you can literally start tomorrow morning.
Step 3: Enjoy more days with your children.
Start with the preschool and toddler activity called Find Your Name. Place white paper on the table and add the names of family members in different colors throughout the paper. Ask your child to find thier name and circle it. This toddler/preschool activity is excellent for hand-eye coordination, holding a steady hand, making circles, name recognition, and pencil grip. Bonus, it takes seconds to set up!
Teaching preschoolers how to be independent and providing opportunities to problem-solve will help them become better leaders. Have conversations with your child about the books they read, chat about your experiences together, and get to know people, unlike your family. Throughout the day, count objects, rhyme, sort, and classify as it comes up in daily life.
I believe a simple set of supplies is best. My top five kid activity supplies are a white paper roll, a fresh pack of markers (I keep a pack for myself), painter’s tape, counting bears, and dot stickers.
Playing independently is a skill that takes time. Children can typically hold attention twice their age. For example, a two-year-old may focus for four minutes, and a six-year-old may focus for 12 minutes. Begin with a predictable routine that lets your child know when playtime happens at home. Keep the playtime at home consistent. When children know what to expect, they are more likely to take risks and focus on a skill longer than when rushed from activity to activity.
Days with Grey has been featured on Good Morning America, Parents and People Magazine, and online for Today’s Parent, Good Housekeeping. We have also worked with the History Channel to give back to military families. I was also selected to be a parent ambassador for the American Association of Pediatrics.
I do! I have a Masters Degree in Teaching reading and over 13 years of experience in the classroom teaching Kindergarten, First and Fourth Grade, and as a reading specialist. I continued my education after leaving the classroom focusing on early learning with toddlers and preschoolers. Understanding toddlers, preschoolers, and Kidnergarteners is my passion that will be with me for a lifetime.
Throughout my dedication to Days with Grey, I developed a program called Breakfast Invitations for families to begin the day with play and connect. Breakfast Invitations are simple learning activities for children to explore hands-on learning through conversation and problem-solving.
I do! I lead workshops for caregiveers and preschool teachers to better understand the pedagogy of learning through play. Please email me at email@example.com for more information.