As parents, it can be incredibly challenging to get our children to cooperate sometimes. Turning a challenging situation into a game is a powerful - and often forgotten - parenting tool. When children don't cooperate, our usual reaction is to toughen up and act stricter, the last thing we want to do is to play with our child. However, turning challenging situations into fun simple games has huge benefits. We like to call it “playful parenting.”
Playful parenting helps us end power struggles faster, increases cooperation and helps us re-build connection. Below are three ideas that will help you turn a common challenge into a game.
Challenge: “My child does not want to clean up”
1) Turn Chore Time Into Storytime ~ Convierta las Tareas del Hogar en Tiempo de Cuentos. Stories are an incredibly powerful way to teach children almost effortlessly....
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Pasitos is an eco-friendly, bilingual community based on learning and fun. Through a play based Reggio inspired curriculum, children gain the necessary literacy skills to make them successful in both Spanish and English. At the same time, they build social and emotional skills in working with peers and the maestras. Together these skills help open their minds and language capabilities. Teachers interact with the children to build strong academics and positive social skills.