A couple of blogs teamed up in November to create this challenge. Elizabeth from Broken Treasures blogged about it the other day and it sounds like a great idea! The goal is to spend at least 15 minutes each day in focused play with your children. I would like to think that I do this, but I know I don't. When I first read about it, I knew I wanted to do it, but I didn't know if I wanted to blog about it. But, after some consideration, I have decided to blog about it because it will hold me accountable and I respond to accountability.
So for today's Challenge:
Take mental note, or jot down, a simple mission statement of how you'd like to become more hands on with your kids.
Also, take time to learn about your kids in this process.
Jot down a few ideas of what your kids are interested in.
[Maybe also include what they're not interested in, or their general behaviors.]
This will come in handy for the upcoming challenges.
Its best to use their interests to maximize their involvement.
To spend more time focusing on playing with and interacting with my children, getting to know their interests and how they see the world. I would like to make a habit out of spending time each day focused only on playing with them.
Ellie- dolls, princesses, fairies, drawing, coloring, being artistic, letters, books, games
Addy- dolls, cooking, what her sister is doing, coloring, getting messy, books
Will- cars, trucks, animals, books, what everyone else is doing, getting messy
Tomorrow will be our first play challenge, I'm excited to see how it goes!