Free play is such am important part of a child’s emotional, physical and social development. We used to have more free time and play as children. Now I feel that most activities require much more of a time commitment. Finding the right balance can be tricky, but worth the effort.
The same can be said for adults. I always talk about the importance of self care for parents. If you are stressed out all the time, it doesn’t take much for your head to pop off. I love the idea of putting more play in your life! This article by Chatelaine, hits the nail on the head. Play is beneficial for all ages. The best part of playing is it doesn’t feel like work.
I started playing tennis again and I love it. It’s so much fun. I laugh a lot and I’m working out. Children are running around and playing all the time. They don’t hit the gym or go for a 10 km run.
So spread the word, put more playtime in your day. What does play mean for you? Sports, board games, crafts, hobbies.
Get out and play today! You deserve it.