Rules for Adults During Play Time
During this time of year, children usually have many new toys and gadgets to play with. Parents can play a supportive role in encouraging play skills and get in some fun bonding time.
Here are several tips when playing with children:
- Turn off all cell phones, televisions and computers while you are playing with your child. Set a good example by ignoring your electronic devices while you play.
- Follow the child’s lead. Let the child decide what to play with. If the child is playing pretend play along and follow their directions.
- Play at the child’s level. If the child is playing on the floor, get down on the floor to play with him or her.
- Do not have a plan. This is the hardest to follow. With all the routine and rushing in today’s lives, it is very hard as a parent not to have a plan. Just sit and play even if it is just for a few mintues. The child will appreciate your undivided attention.
You can print out this flyer to hang up in your playroom to remind parents how to “behave” during playtime.