Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Parenting Pointers: Collaborative Play

Do your children play enough? Do they have a chance to play with other kids, without adult direction or intervention? Doing so can be a powerful way to learn a variety of skills, including respect, cooperation, communication, and much more. See a quick clip of collaborative play from one of my kids' favorite areas of one of my kids favorite places: the Minnesota Children's Museum.

As parents, we need to make sure to encourage collaborative play with our kids. An easy way is by just taking them to a park or other place where families often congregate. The hardest thing to do for some parents is to be hands-off - but it's worth it. Let them sort out their own conflicts, create their own games, and learn about each other and themselves in the process.

Disclosure: I'm part of the MCM's Smart Play Ambassadors program and have received information from them to share.

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