How to organize a perfect play date?
Reviewing the best way to increase family bonding – a play date
It’s a well-known fact that play is much more than just fun when it comes to the health and development of a child. And a play date not only offers all of them but greatly helps to increase family bonding as well.
When it comes organizing such a date, the onus is completely on the parents to handle all the trouble to contact each other, finalize a convenient meeting place etc. Once these parts are done, there comes the most important part – addressing the key elements of a play date to make it a grand success.
Here’re the aspects that every parent must take care of when planning a play date.
Keeping it simple
Simplicity is the key to the success of a date with children. For example, if one is happening at home, supplies should be simple household items. It’s good to ask the kids about their requirement. Parents should make the children feel that they’re also a part of the planning. Simple yet innovative play dates are those that usually stand out.
Planning some activities
Activities can do wonders when the participants get restless. For instance, a scavenger hunt or some sort of dance activity isn’t only enjoyable by the kids but it helps the organizers to become awesome to the kids as well.
A play date isn’t only meant for the kids, it’s a date with parents as well. With their kids as the common bond, parents can forge lasting friendship also.
Giving the kids plenty of opportunities to play is probably the best thing parents can do and arranging a play date is one of the best ways to make it happen.
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Dllonardo Jo Mary. “Your Complete Guide to Playdates.” Parents, December 9, 2013. https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/development/friendship/playdates/?slide=slide_2038185#slide_2038185
Glogowska, Urszula. “Benefits of Playdate.” Motivated Parent – Successful Child, February 28, 2013. http://slpzone.blogspot.com/2013/02/benefits-of-playdates.html