Thursday, September 29, 2011

Forgetting How to Play

A fifth of the parents in Britain claim to have forgotten how to play with their children, according to a recent survey. One third confess hat the find play boring, while others lack time or ideas. Regarding this finding, Professor Tanya Byron, a clinical psychologist, says " There are four key ingredients to a successful playtime between parents and children: education, inspiration, integration and communication". Although 1 in 3 parents chose to play computer games with their children, the vast majority of youngsters prefer playing these alone. Among the activities that most 5- to 15-year-olds want to share with their parents are outdoors games and board games.

Source: Awake