Play!

Play is good for everyone!

It comes naturally to kids AND it helps parent and child form deeper and closer connections. Another huge upside? Play can also help to foster more cooperation and happiness in your household!

Playful parenting also reduces all kinds of distress and increases enjoyment of the relationship for both parent and child. 

Here are some ways to incorporate play into your day: 

  • Take a walk together.
  • Tell a joke.
  • Lie in the grass and find pictures in the clouds.
  • Have a dance party.
  • Sing together.
  • Have fun, be playful, and laugh!

For more about play and how it helps build connections, go here https://parentingnow.ca/articles/lets-get-outside-and-play-building-family-connections/

How do YOU incorporate play into your household? Tell us below!



Comments

5 Responses to “Play!”

  1. Omkalthoum says:

    Play time could be fun and education at the same time, you can teach a lot of thing easily and build a strong connection with your kids. My kids are all adults now, but we always love to have some time to play together indoor or out.

  2. Victoria says:

    I am a single parent of an 11 year old. We do mommy and me dates. We have since she was little. Anything from going for a walk, baking seeing a movie colouring. Even if it is a routine thing calling it mommy and me date makes it special.

  3. Mel says:

    One of my favourite toys growing up was Playmobil. My boys aren’t really too into it, but they often ask me to come and ‘set it up’ for them (it’s all in a bin, mixed up…) and then we not only fiddle with it for a while, I end up just spending some really good downtime with them and we talk and play at the same time 🙂

  4. Nadia says:

    Nice addition. My kids love riddles. I would ask them riddles or just play some videos on Youtube and we solve them together. Youtube gives us a chance to pause so that everyone is able to respond at their own pace. It is fun and an exercise for the brain.

  5. Teresa says:

    Wow – I love this new addition on Parenting Tips!! When my kids were young, they loved me telling them stories while driving them back and forth to activities. I would continue the story from the previous day and they absolutely loved it!

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