With there being so much to organise as a mother the last thing you have time for is the planning and preparation involved in play dates for your child or children. As parents, you be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to take your child on a day out and what to organise to entertain your children throughout the week. With all the toddler groups, soft play centres, sensory classes, gym classes, swimming lessons etc. on offer, the play date hosted at your own house, or round at a friend’s, can often get overlooked.
In our, often super busy lives, it can sometimes prove difficult to manage to schedule in play dates for your little ones. The benefits of play dates allow you to catch up with friends in a relaxed environment and you are able to observe what your toddlers are up to a lot easier than when you are out and about.
Here are some of our reasons why we hold play dates to be so valuable:
Toddlers can learn important life skills from their peers
Toddlers can build lifelong friends who they will cherish through milestones in their lives
Play dates allow you as a parent to see how your child interacts with their peers
Play dates allow your child to experience another family and their home
Children learn from watching and doing – they take it in and file it away for next time
Last but my no means least….play dates are fun for both parent and child!