Playing WITH Children Builds Relationships with a Special Connection
Alligators were after our treasure. As pirates we had to protect our goods. Grayson assigned me the sword and he worked the magic wand. Amazing how many times those alligators kept coming back and attacking. Wore me out! Haha
In addition to being ‘present’ with my 5 yr. old grandson, our playing together allows him to be in control and share his imagination with mine. Children have to follow rules and listen to adults all the time. In playtime, a new venue is allowed to provide discovery of adventures together beyond everyday rules and protocol. The sky is the limit in the playtime arena and much can be iscovered about each other and the ability to adventure together into new realms.
Providing time to really BE in the moment playing with children gives a special kind of connection to both of you that will be savored in both heart memories. It is a privilege to be invited in. And if you aren’t used to doing that, ask for an invitation. It’s probably best to be on the floor when you ask! 🙂