So.. the next 100 days are all going to be about PLAY!! Hooray. What child doesn’t love to PLAY. Sun Scholars launched this play challenge, to get her playing more with her kids. So we thought we would get together and motivate other (busy) mums to play more.
The problem is that day to day life is busy. There are school runs to go, meals to cook, work to do, chores to be completed. Where is there time for play?! The challenge is to get you to commit to play – in whatever way works for you – if you are a working mum with a busy schedule – then maybe you can find 15 minutes at the weekend. If you are a stay at home mum (with an equally busy schedule), maybe you can squeeze in 5 minutes of daily play before you do the dishes?
The play challenge is also a great time to think about “one on one” time, which is invaluable quality time with each of your children.
To help you on your play journey, we are hosting a 100 Days of Play over at Sun Scholars – each day a different blogger’s play idea will be featured. Don’t feel you HAVE to do this every day. But come and take a peak to be inspired by these ideas. Especially, on a day, when you just don’t have the play motivation.
This clever little App lets you search by Type, Duration, Age or location.
Type gives you Activity, Food, Pretend, Noisy, Messy and Thinky ideas
Age – let’s you chose <5, 5-8 and 8+
Duration – between 10- 60 minutes and
Location -lets you choose between indoors and outdoors. The ideas vary from simple to complex – e.g. let your kids take photos on your phone, to building your own crazy golf.
Make Time To Play
Similarly there is also a the “Make Time To Play” App. This one has another set of play ideas – sorted by age groups, number of players, duration and whether you are out and about, at home or in car! Many play ideas are familiar to me already – but that doesn’t make them any less good. The app is a great “reminder” of what games to play as and when. Ideas range from “Car Snap” to “Creating Collages” and “Treasure Hunts”.