My daughter is a daycare girl, through and through. She headed to a home care-provider as a newborn and we never looked back. I have always worked full-time, both out of necessity and choice. She has always spent the majority of her weekdays playing with other children. But after a sudden schedule shift, my daycare girl is home mot of the day and expecting my husband and I to fill in her playtime gaps. It’s not as easy as it looks! More
I love howÂ Xavier Â hides in the box, and then dad puts him in the box, and then baby goes back into the box. All of you moms out there with tiny ones can show this video to your partners and make them feel extra guilty that they aren’t as adorable as Â Emio is, what with the playing and filming and probably making his wife cry when she saw the short film. More
The older my daughter gets, the more I feel obligated to entertain her all the time. She’s at that perfect play age – where her imagination runs wild and she still wants her parents to pick an action figure and jump in the game. But after a little reflection and perspective from some of our dear readers, I’ve realized this push constantly engage with our children is causing plenty of moms more guilt than they need. And it’s not doing the kids any favors either. More
If you were to witness either of my kids when getting a new toy, it’s doesn’t matter if it’s a Nerf gun or a Barbie, both my kids want to get in there and mess with it. More
If you’ve ever visited the park, you probably aren’t surprised to find out that kids prefer playing together. It doesn’t matter how big, little, outgoing or introverted, kids will find a kindred spirit and spend endless hours playing tag or swinging together. It’s simply how those adorable little beings work.
Everywhere we turn, parents are beginning to focus on the importance of play in their children’s lives. From pop-up play streets in New York to a resurrection of recess, play time is back! Here are some of our favorite classic schoolyard games to get you in the mood for all the outdoor fun! More
Itâs a given that little kids love â and need â to play. But what about their parents? Sure, channeling your inner child and âplayingâ apparently does marvels for your health and longevity. But how do you reconcile your inner child â a girl child â with the realities of raising three young boys?
In my case, you donât. I hate to play.
Stacking rings, ball ân’ hammer and shape sorters are mind-numbing. Building intricate railway lines and racecar tracks, only to have them demolished by Spiderman and Batman, is an exercise in futility. And light saber battles always get a little too out of hand for this mother. More
The forecast called for rain. Dark stormclouds were constantly threatening to open at any minute.Â The whole weekend was supposed to be a cloudy, gloomy and rainy mess. But no matter what the weather said, we had plans for this weekend. … More