Simple Joys

Submitted on Tue, 03/21/2017 - 07:40

It is often moments of very simple play that help children feel close to their parents. With your children, you can relive good times you remember from your own childhood ... or do things you never had a chance to do when you were young. When adults play with children, they can do things (like skip down the street singing a song out loud) that would look weird if they were alone. Here are a few suggestions you can adapt to the age of your own children.

  • Play peek-a-boo with a baby
  • Build a tower of blocks and laugh when they fall down
  • Walk in the rain and splash in puddles
  • Put a blanket over a table and see what it turns into (a bear’s cave, a secret castle, ...)
  • make paper finger puppets together and invent a puppet show
  • Have a winter picnic on a blanket in the kitchen
  • Collect pretty rocks
  • Skip stones on a lake or river
  • Sit in the park and watch the birds and the squirrels
  • Go for a walk after dark