So often we belittle a child’s playtime and think that it is a waste of time. Do you know that play is very important to a child’s development and even to our family well-being?

Dot enjoyed helping us pull the trolley in a supermarket.

Kerala Taylor mentioned in her post that making time for family play is critical to family well-being. Playing with your kids can mean chasing them around the playground, challenging them to chess, or building sandcastles together. But parents can also inject a playful spirit into routine chores and activities, like chopping veggies for dinner, shopping at the grocery store, or walking home from school.

Does your family need more play? This video will show you why it’s important and how you can make family play a priority.

Tell us how your family plays together!




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