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Here are Some Ideas for Your Next Play Date:
- Plan how often you want to do play dates and be consistent. This gives the kids have something to look forward to, and the parents a set time to play and relax with their children.
- Bring snacks. A play date without snacks is an epic fail. Kids are always hungry. Plan accordingly and keep it simple. I almost always have Quaker granola bars on hand because most kids love them, they are perfect for on-the-go, and with 8 grams of whole grains, they are great for fueling energy.
- Go to a park. This is a nice easy play date idea that doesn’t require much preparation, and usually requires at least a little bit of parent-child interaction (pushing on the swings, etc.)
- To to a Museum, zoo or farm. This is great for learning, exercise, and getting outdoors!
- Get wet. Go to the pool, hook up a sprinkler, or set up a water table. Just make sure you are watching your children extremely well when water is involved.
- Fly kites. Kids love this! Just avoid areas with trees or you might end up with a meltdown.
- Make something. Do a science project together or make some slime, or simply pull out some coloring books and random craft supplies and let the kids get creative!
- Pull out Toys and play indoors. This is great for rainy days, and also for teaching your kids how to share their toys with other kids.
- Go for a walk. This is one of my favorites because I get a little exercise with my social engagement and the kids love looking for dogs from the stroller! Win-win!
Play Date Tip: Avoid hosting play dates during nap time. This is what will result:
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