There should be no rules on how to play.

So here are some rules…on how to not have rules.

  1. Let the children play.  If she wants to wear the bucket lid as a hat let her.  If he wants to push the big block around like a car, let him.  When children decide how to play, they enjoy it more because it’s their decision.  And the more they enjoy playing, the more they are learning.
  2. Be present.  Engage yourself with your child.  The thing he wants most in the world right now is your attention.  So turn off the television, leave your phone in another room and play together.

Playing by the ages…

0 through pre-crawlers
My newborn is fed, changed, napped, now what? Play? How do you play with a newborn?

Crawlers through pre-walkers
Alert and attention craving, these babies are calling for you and won’t take no for an answer.

Walkers and Toddlers
On the move.  Now what?!