DS is at an age where he can play a lot on his own (cars, play doh, trains...etc) but I try to play WITH him as I assume it benefits his imagination and relationship with me.
But I'm wondering how much time?? I also like to do my own things while he plays and I have a baby.
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10-07-2012 08:19 #1
How much time do you play WITH your LO
10-07-2012 08:36 #2
Depends on the day really, I don't time it I just flow with the go and I don't tend to lead imaginative play I extend on it and provide them with resources for that. I sure don't play with them when they are happy playing themselves though.
I don't know how long really sometimes I sit with them 3-4 times sometimes more sometimes less. I think you can tell how often they need you by how they play.
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10-07-2012 08:45 #3
Depends how much he wants me too really. I normally potter around the kitchen opposite his playroom and he comes up to me with books or toys if he wants me to play. Most of the time he's happy driving one of his vehicles around.
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10-07-2012 08:48 #4
I struggle with "play".
I have the imagination of a paper bag and find it all very mundane and painful.
I really have to make an effort. Some
days I don't play with them at all, because I just don't have time!
The 3 of them play together so well most days which lets me off the hook! lol.
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I have three kids all close in age and they play together all the time. They don't want me playing their games very much so when they are playing with trains,cars, pony's etc. I don't play but I do make sure we do one kind of activity together each day...that can be going outside with them, going on a bike ride with them, drawing or baking with them etc.
Imaginative play bores the crap out of me and I struggle to do it for more than 5 or 10 minutes at a time but I make up for it with the fun things I am great at!
10-07-2012 08:53 #6
God I'm so glad I'm not the only one who finds it painful! I try to stick to things like building lego or other constructive toys, books, puzzles ect.
10-07-2012 08:56 #7
Thanks all, I seem to think like you all then.
What about teaching letters and numbers to an almost 3 year old? He doesn't seem that interested yet.
He can say them, just not recognize them all.
10-07-2012 08:56 #8
I am hopeless as well, but I try to make up for it by taking my kids to the park, or other outings. I find playing at home boring, and I find now that at around the age of 3/4 that my daughter needed more stimulation than I could give. She enjoys the company of other children her age now, over my company.
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