This post was sponsored by Landscape Structures as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Play is one of the most important things a child can do and, as a parent, it is my job to facilitate plenty of opportunities for it. Landscape Structures playgrounds give kids the freedom to play, no matter what their ability level. The benefits of play for kids is immeasurable and it is so important that they have every opportunity to be kids.
As a work at home mom of 6, I don’t get the chance to play with my kids nearly as often as I should. I know how important it is for my kids to play, though, so I try to give them every opportunity to play throughout the day. I’m working harder to be an active participant in their play, though, because I know how important it is for them to have a mix of independent play and parent-directed play.
I’ve found that the best way to play with my kids is to leave the house and visit a local playground. Doing that allows us to step away from all the chores that are left undone and ignore the to-do list in order to just enjoy spending time together.
Taking this time just to play together helps all of us to reset. We come home happy and tired and ready to face whatever we need to.
What are the Benefits of Play?
All kids need to play. Play is the most important thing a child can do and it can shape the person they will become. Kids need the freedom to play and discover who they are. Play nurtures their small psyches and helps them develop skills that they will use for a lifetime.
We are lucky enough to live near several Landscape Structures playgrounds that are the perfect place for finding innovative play experiences. I love that their playgrounds welcome all ages and abilities.
One of my twins has been in a wheelchair for the past 6 weeks after breaking her leg and she was thrilled to be able to visit the playground and still find things that she was able to do.
Now that she has her cast off, she’s relearning how to walk and working on building her muscles back up. Walking is still a challenge for her but she loves visiting the playground. When her leg gets tired she still has some great options for play.
Learn more about the power of play in the video below: