Have you ever said to your child “I’m busy”, “I’ll be with you in 5 minutes” or “Can you not play by yourself for a wee while?”, we bet you have! Children naturally crave time with their parents, playing with siblings and pals is fun but nothing compares to you! Titan Toys want you to know that you are not alone!
Although parents and minders of young children almost always have the best intentions to give their children the best start in life, inevitably it is very tricky for parents to try and juggle all the demands on their time. We all focus on making sure the practical needs or our families and extended families are met, and yet the importance of just taking a few moments out to have some fun, relaxing play
with your child cannot be underestimated.
So why is it important to play with your child?
- Playing with your child using toys such as a ride-on car, is one of the best and most effective way to improve the bond with your child.
- When a Parent and child pretend together this physical play is hugely important for the regulation of emotions, cognitive flexibility and creativity.
- Play is great for Mum and Dad too, you are never too old to have a good old belly laugh! Did you know that the hormone Oxytocin is released when you engage is affectionate play with their children , no matter what age they are.
So, the next you feel exhausted and the last thing you want to do is play with your child, remember even if you feel silly at first, all you need to do is relax, pretend and know that you are making memories together that are priceless.