Quiet Play first started in our house when the twins were 2yrs old. I was visiting a fellow twin friend who has NINE KIDS. Our combined 12 children had played so nicely but they started to get a little too wild/cranky in the afternoon. This awesome mom suggested “Blanket Time” and I watched as she placed small blankets down for everybody under the age of 5. Each child sat on a blanket and received a special quiet toy. If they stayed on their blanket and played quietly for 30 minutes, they received a treat. Mine needed a few reminders because 30 minutes is a longtime if you’ve never done it before, but I was amazed at the self control my 2 year olds had!
So the next day I started blanket time at our home, but I needed to change it up a bit. It was around this same time that my boys were “not going to nap”. So I would pull out toys that were not currently in rotation. They still called it blanket time but there were no blankets and…
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