Our story

Do you want to provide MORE fun and engaging ways to help your children learn the basics of reading, writing and maths, but you aren't sure where to start...

I can help!

At Play Based Life you will find ideas and inspiration that will excite you and show you just how easy it is to incorporate play into everyday learning experiences!

Are you passionate about...

  • Providing your child with an amazing start to their education?
  • Exposing them to activities that are educationally beneficial as well as being fun and engaging?
  • Making sure the time you spend together develops of love of learning and fosters curiosity that will stay with them forever?

Welcome to Play Based Life! I’m Megan Gourley, a mother and passionate educator with a keen interest in play based learning. I live in Christchurch, New Zealand with my husband and three young children.

My business (originally known as Little Know It All) started while I was away from the classroom and on maternity leave with my first child. As he grew older, I wanted to find some quality educational resources that we could use together at home. I didn't find many products that were suitable, so I decided to create my own!

Fast forward another couple of years and with two more children in tow, I have shifted my focus to Play Based Learning. I have seen first hand the amazing benefits that come from a free play environment and I am exploring a variety of ways that I can use this type of learning to compliment my educational products.

Through my business Play Based Life, I will be sharing our experiences of using play based learning alongside traditional educational resources. This will include the products from my website being used in a variety of hands on activities, which you can try for yourself with your little learners.

My purpose is to inspire educators and parents like yourself to try play based learning in a way that will compliment basic numeracy and literacy knowledge. So, if you're an educator looking to add some elements of play to enhance your lessons OR you are a parent looking to provide playful learning experiences at home, I've got you covered!

During the last few years I have created a wide range of educational resources for learning, which you will find as printable files on my website. I have everything from alphabet and number flash cards, to sight word sets and writing practice cards!

So, are you ready to PLAY?

You can find my learning products here, and to see some of the ways they can be used I would be thrilled to have you join me over in the 'Play Based Learning at Home' Facebook community. Inside, you'll meet hundreds of passionate educators and parents who discuss and share easy play ideas for little learners. Everyone is welcome... I would love to see you there!