Making Family Time And Play Time A Priority

By Jennifer Dawson


Making Family Time And Play Time A Priority


Spending time together as a family is something that is becoming less common and more of a luxury. It does not have to be this way though, as today there are more options than ever for family activities. Finding the time for family is what is often the hard part in today’s busy society. We should be taking more time for games and play time, since this strengthens bonds between family members, and also increase productivity by up to 23% in a child’s schoolwork.


Why Is Play Time Important?


Individual interests bring families together. Having a hobby or playing games together can really cement a relationship in the long term. Family life in 2019 can easily get chaotic, with school, work, lessons, family dinners, and other obligations. A solution to this is to have some recreational time together to let off steam from the routine and refresh. For children, spending time with family provides the opportunity for them to make memories and get closer to family members. For younger children, this is even more important because it shows them that the family cares for them. In turn, this will boost their confidence.


Ways To Spend Family Time Together


Family outings are a one-stop shop for spending time together. Taking the family out to a restaurant is a great way to communicate in an organized setting. Younger kids might prefer it, however, if you make everyday activities like shopping or cooking into fun game time. Having an activity book for younger kids will make any situation much easier to deal with, and you will gain the benefit of watching your child grow in experiences and vocabulary.


How To Make The Most Out Of Your Time Together


If spending time together is a luxury in your family, make sure each moment counts for something more than just being together. Give yourself the opportunity to have fun with your family. Enjoy their company and do things you like together. Kids thrive in places that allow them to explore, discover new things, and play with anything they see. Remember to follow your child’s cues and observe from afar at times because it can give you hints as to their development and current situation. Allow enough time for play, and get them toys that the both of you can enjoy. Never forget that this time is valuable. For kids, time spent with family in their youngest years sets them up for happiness, higher self-esteem, and their future.