Make Playtime Unreal. (7-15-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   Dress-up clothes and things are good for children.

PRACTICE:   Today, collect dress-up stuff for your child. Things to consider: animal things, superhero things, cultural things, and things people wear and use for work.

The things don’t need to be “real.” Kids have great imaginations and can make things be what they want them to be with simple additions like a ribbon on a stick for a magic wand or a picture of a flame on any red hat for a fireperson.

If you already have dress-ups for your child, perhaps a couple of new additions would renew his interest.

Or, perhaps what he has just needs to be cleaned up and organized. When toys become scattered and messy, children can lose interest. Being able to see them and get to them easily is an invitation to play with them.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MY VERY BIG LITTLE WORLD.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Preschoolers – Who Are They? Part 2.

2 thoughts on “Make Playtime Unreal. (7-15-14)

  1. We took our three year old to a play on Friday. He was so excited about “putting on dress-up” that it was all he talked about all the way home. When we got home, I pulled out the bits of dress up clothes I still had from when my daughters were little and we had a great afternoon trying on clothes and making up stories!

    • Thanks for sharing “More Good Days.” What a great idea to make your child even more a part of the play he attended. Children this age love being the “star.” Also love adding storytelling to the experience. Hope others will try this.

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