Finding time to play with kids is not easy in today’s world. One would always think twice when spending time like how much time can I play. At what time can we play? One good way is to take them and spend some time outside. It helps boost energy and the mood. Few things to consider would be if the weather is fine and the location. The question here is if you do not have time does it mean that the kids will not be able to play outdoors? Well if the answer is yes, what you can do is build a little play area for them.
First thing you would want is a child friendly backyard. By child friendly I mean there has to be no harmful plants and snakes in the garden. You would want some high fences around the yard so that no stranger could just see your kid playing alone and just come talk to him or her. You also would want the fence so that the kids doesn’t run out of the yard while playing.
When making the play area, be sure there is enough space for to play. So, that kids can play with their toys and not just running around. If possible getting the kids ride on toys out there to play with will really make them physically active.
There are many kids outdoor play equipment that you could purchase as well like, balls, skipping ropes, trampolines, etc. or you can even just make one at home like a recycled tire swing.
Bring the creativity out of your child. Creativity is the one thing that makes you different from others in today’s society. It gives you a great edge over others. So, have space for messy play. Having kids to play with mud and water can help boost their curiosity and creativity. A sand pit or mud pit will be really nice and make you popular with all the kids. You could try to slowly bring out indoor resources as well. Like a chalkboard or even easel with paint for them to draw and paint out in the open.
We all need a quiet time. Even kids, so you could build them a small house, a fort, maybe even small tree house. Where they could run away and sit and have some quiet time. Even a small hammock under the tree will provide all the needed space to get away from all the hard play and excitement from the outdoor play area because let’s face it sometimes we need just to sit in one place alone and still.
Last but not least, the best thing you can give to your kid in the play area is yourself and your time. Play with your kids and walk in their levels of imagination. Trust me it might seem weird but for the kids you are the best.