Playing with the kids

Today’s post is really a recommended reading.

It’s about play and it’s importance to our children.  I love this article by Genevieve Simperingham, it encapsulates so much of what I wish for my kids.  It’s called, very simply, The Power of Play.

I’m also very slowly working my way through Lawrence Cohen’s book “Playful Parenting” which has a load of excellent insights into how to engage with your children on a playful level.   I’m loving the ideas for connection and allowing them to get what they need in this way.

The hardest part is breaking pre-existing habits of interacting with our kids.  And taking a playful approach if it’s not your natural style, takes a lot of focus, concentration and hard work.
But it’s definitely worth it.

I’d love to hear about any similar books or articles, so please leave a comment with your reading recommendations about playful parenting and the importance of children’s play.

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