Childhood is fleeting.
Because of this well-known fact, parents are encouraged to play more often with their kids before they miss out on the window of opportunity to create countless memories that they can both cherish forever.
In some countries, dads are starting to take action, as “peeranting” is slowly becoming the parenting style of choice of this generation’s young, modern folks.
Here are a few lifelong benefits of playing more often with your child.
1. Fond memories both you and your child can look back on
Kids naturally “outgrow” their parents. They will eventually start to spend more time with friends, peers, engaging in hobbies, etc. If you fill up your kid’s childhood days with active and imaginative play, like hunting for buried treasure, fighting off sea monsters, or hoola-hooping through Jupiter’s orbit, these shared experiences of today will become precious memories that only the both of you can access and treasure forever.
2. Healthy and strong foundation
Active play doesn’t just build a strong emotional bond between mother and child, it also helps kids grow physically stronger. All that jumping, running, crawling, climbing engages kids’ bodies and minds, and helps their bones grow bigger and stronger, too.
In the long run, active play every day prevents the development of health risk factors or poor health.
3. You’ll always be his Buddy
When you play more with your kid, you establish early on that you can be both a nurturing, loving mom and an exciting friend. When you create moments with him that are filled with laughter and fun, you will help him see you as a lifelong friend; a lifelong Buddy.
Start the fun, laughter, and play with your child today, and you and your child’s future selves will thank you for it.
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