132: How to Help Your Toddler Play Independently with Susie Allison from Busy Toddler

52m | Nov 13, 2023

In this episode you get to witness my conversation with Susie Allison, M.Ed., of @busytoddler, in which I share our 3 year olds current struggles with independent play, and the impact it's having on our whole family.

Susie talks me through the proven strategies to support independent play and guess what...they worked!

Susie shares the benefits of independent play for your child's development and for the whole family system...and how we can still feel present and connected even with more independent play happening in our homes. This is an episode you won't want to miss!

Looking for more independent play support from Susie, including some of her favorite toys? Check out her independent play blog post here! 

Susie Allison is a former teacher with a Master's in Early Childhood Education and a mom to 3 kids. Her mission is to bring hands-on play and learning back to childhood, support others in their parenting journey, and help everyone make it to nap time. Visit her at or on Instagram @busytoddler.

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