But playing with their
parents also helps them grow.
Children who play a lot with their parents have greater social skills. They get along better with playmates.
When you play together:
• Don’t be too directive. Ask for your child’s ideas. “What could we do?” “What could happen next?”
• Don’t dominate the play. Take turns and follow your child’s lead.
• Don’t correct or criticize your child. Remember, you’re not “the boss” at this time.
• Laugh and smile often. Embrace the moment with child-like glee.
• Play just for the sake of having fun. Forget other agendas, like teaching your child.
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