When Kids and Adults Play
Kids learn a lot of things when they are playing. They learn to be forgiving, thankful, courageous and confident. There are so many games that are actually good for the mental and physical development of a child. The old game called snake and ladder develops the child’s ability to count and think. This is great especially for those who are not yet in school or those who are still learning to count.
Parents are children’s first teachers. It is at home where the kids can learn the basics of mathematics and language. That is why parents should spend time playing with their children. For those who work and leave their kids at home with a nanny, you have to make sure that during your day-off, you should spend time with them and plan ahead of time what you are going to do together. This is going to be your bonding time with the kids and it will be important both for you and for them.
It doesn’t matter what you do together, as long as you enjoy each other’s company. If your kids like to play, play with them. You don’t have to go far. If you have a spacious lawn, you can play with them there. But you might want to use recycled rubber mulch to make sure your kids are safe. With this material, your children will be safe from insects and other bacteria they can get from the soil. Falls also won’t be much of a problem because rubber mulch is softer than soil and has greater capacity to reduce impact. Another advantage of this type of material is affordability. It requires low maintenance and you don’t have to spend too much on fertilizers and you don’t have to devote time mowing grass.
It is also important that you dress your kids appropriately when you are playing outdoors. You can let them wear garments made of cotton so they can be comfortable. Remove all accessories like necklaces and bangles when they are playing. Also, it would be best if you let them use shoes that don’t need shoelaces. This way, you will not have to keep watching out whether their shoelaces have been untied which could cause them to trip. Then, you can simply focus on having fun.
And, of course, be sure to prepare your children’s favorite snacks. Keep in mind to serve only the healthiest snacks. If possible, avoid serving too much sweets like candies and chocolates. Healthier alternatives could be yogurt, fruit ice cream, pancakes and the like.