Do you worry that you don’t play enough with your child, or feel bad if playing with them bores you? Or do you play with your children until you’re exhausted, leaving little time for yourself?
In this episode, I talk to Susie Robbins about the importance of play for our wellbeing – both for adults and for children. You’ll get easy tips on how to play without putting pressure on yourself to make it Pinterest Perfect – it is about connection, not perfection, and quality over quantity.
Susie Robbins is an advocate for play. She believes in the power of play to help young children learn, to communicate and to make sense of the world around them. She has seen first hand how activity based learning can create a love for learning and deepen a connection between adult and child.
Reengaging disruptive children with activities
Self-worth and pride increasing with play
Supporting learning through play
Social media pressure to play ‘perfectly’
Parents feeling like ‘failures’ in play
Making chores and everyday life into playful moments
Reducing battles through playful games and challenges
5 minute play is enough – time limited play
Connecting through play and shared activity
Alleviating stress/anxiety for adults playing
Play DNA – reignite playfulness from childhood
The pleasure of play protects our energy
Unrealistic expectations on children’s attention span
Sensory play tips
Permission to be a parent, not childcare provider
Facilitating independent play
Find Susie on Instagram at @resolvetoplay and on her website www.resolvetoplay.com
Find me at www.thethomasconnection.co.uk
Pause Purpose Play Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/pausepurposeplay
This episode was edited by Emily Crosby Media