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.