You want to spend quality time connecting with your children doing creative activities yet still have time for yourself.

You want to be a fun hands-on mom that gets outside with the kids, but feel overwhelmed and don’t know how to fit it into an already hectic schedule.

I never thought I could complete an art project with my kids. Thank you Nell, for doing what you do, and doing it so well!


Imagine waking up in the morning having a plan for your day that includes fewer worksheets and more creativity, less screen time and more outside play time!

When you become a member of the Rhythms of Play community; you’ll find the time to CONNECT with your children and the FREEDOM to do the things you LOVE!

Meet Nell

I never felt like I was ready to have kids. I hid my desire to have my own children in many of the career choices I made. I was an au pair (nanny), a teacher, a coach, and an ocean lifeguard ready to save the world… yet, I still felt unworthy of motherhood.

Once my dreams of having a child came true, I quickly found myself exhausted and overwhelmed. I wanted to do fun activities with my daughter and spend quality time connecting with her, but I had no idea how to fit it all in. Once I began implementing rhythms of play into our lives, everything began falling into place.

If children learn through play, and rhythms are the routines and tasks we complete daily and weekly; think of motherhood as the time that we spend guiding our children through the rhythms of their youth... Rhythms of Play.

If life is a school... The world is our playground! 

Playing with your children is never a waste of time." ~Nell Regan founder of Rhythms of Play
Qualifications & Certifications
  • B.S. Kinesiology 1994 - CSUN 
  • M.A. Psychology 2003 - USM
  • Doctoral Candidate in Transpersonal Psychology - SOFIA University
  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the NSCA
  • Yoga Instructor - RYS
  • Certified Yoga Therapist - PRYT
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) - NREMT

I have a 2 and a half-year-old whom I love doing arts and crafts with and a 12-year-old special needs son... your site has great ideas for both of them! 


Thanks so much for these great ideas. I made the rainstick sensory bottle and my little girl loved it!