There's no doubt that children crave their parents' attention. What better way to fill this need by playing with them? Because play is so important to the social, intellectual and emotional development of children, playing with our kids has much better outcomes than a lesson or lecture. Check out the articles below to see what scientists and professionals think about the bond that develops between parent and child when the two play together.
By Kenneth R. Ginsburg, the Committee on Communications and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health.
Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2007
by Patricia Luciana Runcan, Simona Petracovschi, and Claudia Borca
Published by Elsevier Ltd. in 2012
Bongiorno, Laurel. "10 Things Every Parent Should Know About Play." National Association for the Education of Young Children. www.naeyc.org. Accessed December 19, 2017.
Ginsburg, Kenneth R., the Committee on Communications and the Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health. "The Importance of Play in Promoting Healthy Child Development and Maintaining Strong Parent-Child Bonds." American Academy of Pediatrics. 2007. https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/140/6?current-issue=y. Accessed December 19, 2017.
"Playing With Your Child." Child Development Institute. childdevelopmentinfo.com. Accessed December 19, 2017.
Runcan, Patricia Luciana, Simona Petracovschi and Claudia Borca. "The importance of play in the parent-child interaction." Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. Elsevier, Ltd. Vol. 406, 795-799. 2012. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.05.201. Accessed December 19, 2017.