This is a guest post by David Reeves.
Playtime is the highlight of almost every child’s day, which is why parents should make time for play.
Even wild animals seem to crave a break in the day for play. We see birds chasing each other through the trees and think, “I wish I could do that!”
Yet when our own children beg us for time to play, or to play with them, there are often so many other things to do and places to be that playtime gets delayed.
It is important to remember that the idea of play differs for every child. Some children love structured activity while others look for the time to break out of structure and even run wild in the yard or on a playground.
That means there is no right or wrong way to play. Some kids like to play alone while others seek out groups, organize games or recruit their siblings to play along with them.