About Me

Hey there, I’m Jules!

I’m a Play Parenting Coach who helps other Mums and Dads teach their kids how to play and learn independently (so they can foster their capacity to be creative thinkers and so you can have some time out!)

Yep, I have a pretty fun job!

I’m also:

I am so happy to have you in this space!

Stories of Play came to life back in 2016, when my firstborn was six months old. Although I loved being a stay-at-home Mum, I found the days to be long and lonely, and with each week that passed, I felt a little more of myself was getting lost.

And so I started Stories of Play – a happy distraction from the never ending nappy changing, feeding and sleep settling cycle – and a way for me to:

My biggest mission here at Stories of Play is to show parents that even when their kids are playing, they are learning (the idea that kids need to be sitting at a desk with a worksheet or lesson plan to learn isn’t true!) 


In fact, not only is learning more fun when it’s play based, it’s also more effective, especially when it’s directed by the child.

this is called

Authentic Learning

I know, mind blown right?!

So this is what I have the pleasure of teaching day in and day out – how parents can invite their kids to play, so they can maximise their learning potential. It’s actually a lot easier than most parents realise AND it doesn’t take a great deal of time or money!

Like I said, it’s a pretty fun job.

I’ve created lots of resources to support Parents at all stages of their journeys.

Here’s some places to begin:

Download my free Playful Parent Toolkit and learn how to raise creative and independent children in a play-centred home

Open Ended Toys

Get your journey started with my helpful articles, tips, tricks and recommendations

Learn about the Authentic Learning Experience

Here’s some more fun facts about me:

I’m so happy to have you here and can’t wait to continue our play journey together,

Jules xx