Maileg Blog Posts Tagged "Mindfulness" - Maileg USA
A child playing with the Maileg Ginger

The Cognitive Benefits of Pretend Play, Part 2

Cognitive development is all about understanding the world around you, and make believe play is the perfect way to gain this understanding.

A girl playing with the Maileg Ballerina Bunny and a boy playing with the

The Cognitive Benefits of Pretend Play, Part 1

Free play gives children a chance to practice and comprehend what they've experienced, solve problems, and create their own stories.

Two girls sitting in the grass playing with Maileg H

The Social Benefits of Pretend Play

Pretend play scenarios are naturally social, with a cast of characters and an interactive story.

A child sitting next to a large Maileg Panda

The Emotional Benefits of Pretend Play

The elaborate worlds children create allow them to process and regulate all sorts of feelings in their active, emotional worlds.

A boy and girl jumping on a bed in pj's

The Physical Benefits of Pretend Play

Through the natural simple movements of play, the child develops many physical skills.

A child outside wearing overalls with Maileg mice in her pockets.

The Gift of Pretend Play

Play happens everywhere children are. This series explore the vast benefits of pretend pla

The Maileg Noah's Arc with Mini Lion, Rhino and Pig

Here We Are At Home Part 4

The children are like currents in a stream; they will flow and eddy and swirl in different directions stirring up a bit of chaos as they go. Routines will bring the currents together. 

Where should you start? Here are some things to keep in mind while you find your way.

Two children with Maileg Maxi Prince and Princess Mouse

Here We Are At Home, Part 3 Finding a Family Rhythm

At school, the schedule is set, and there is one single schedule for the class. The whole group of students flows together and that momentum carries them. But at home, there are too many distractions.

Giving your children ownership of the schedule will help them to buy into it.

Two girls playing with the Maileg Cha

Here We Are At Home Pt 2. Let Them Play.

Being at home is not the same as being at school. Trying to set the same rules at home is artificial and creates unnecessary battles. So, let go of the strict rules.


Part 2 of a Series dedicated to working at home while educating our children.