Welcome to Inner Child Learning!

Hi! I’m Joyce and I’m the founding editor here at Inner Child Learning! Here you’ll find simple and creative ways to encourage your child to learn through engaged play. I have invited a few fantastic bloggers and vloggers to contribute, and together we will share our favorite learning activities, as well as helpful links from around the web. My greatest hope is that this site will become a valuable resource for your home or classroom by inspiring you to nurture your children’s love for learning.
I also blog over at Childhood Beckons where I write about fun ways to play, learn, and connect as a family. You may have seen me on Inner Child Fun with the Connect With Your Kids series, but I wanted to share a few more posts to give you a better feel for who I am and what I write. I’m so excited to be here and can’t wait to share more ways to have fun while learning.


15 Ways to Have Fun Outside- in the Dark!
– The fun doesn’t have to stop just because the sun went down. Play flashlight tag or go on a hunt for glow sticks. You can visit this post for more ways to play.


Kitchen Timer: For Play and Parenting
– An ordinary kitchen timer can be a magical thing! This one little tool can be fun for play and great for parenting. here’s 8 creative ways to use your kitchen timer.


15 Outdoor Playdate Activities
– Absolutely no playgrounds or toys required!!


30 Jokes Your Kids Will Love
– Kid-tested and kid-approved! These jokes can be fun for the whole family. Be sure to check the comment section for a ton of reader favorites. And leave one of your own!


Our Guide to Dress Up Play
–  This post highlights a series on dress up play. Visit to find out more about the benefits of dress up play, how to build a thrifty wardrobe, how we created an inviting space, and five ways to extend the fun.
I’m so excited to be here and can’t wait to share more ways to have fun while learning. I wouldn’t want you to miss out on any of the fun. For future updates you can subscribe for free or follow us on Facebook.


About Joyce

Joyce is the mom behind Childhood Beckons, where she encourages parents to focus on their families and the childhood that beckons them. Her motto is "Childhood is calling my son to play and explore. And childhood is calling me to help him on his journey." She enjoys discovering creative ways to play and learn and passing along her family's favorites.


  1. congrats on this fabulous endeavor! Looking forward to what is shared here.

  2. Dear Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas,

    Brand new site and I didn’t even get the first (public) comment! I must be losing my touch.


  3. Excited about your new site!

  4. WOHO can’t wait to see what you guys post and share 🙂