What does every dad REALLY want for Father's Day? They want to be a UNICORN, of course!! And I can help you out with that! The Opposite of Far Ears fit kids AND adults, so they make a super fun gift from your kiddos to their dads. But it's about more than just being silly...let's talk about how and why playing with your kids is a really important part of your job as a parent!
We all know that play is essential to learning and development for children because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play offers an ideal opportunity for parents to engage fully with their children. Free, child-led play is a wonderful way to send positive messages to your child, learn more about your child, model sharing/problem solving/etc, and of course to just ENJOY them without the stress and pressure of scheduled activities and daily routines.
For a parent to be able to spend half an hour of uninterrupted one-on-one time with his or her child is often seen as a luxury, especially in families with more than one child. However 30-minute blocks of uninterrupted one-on-one time, where you as a parent are giving your undivided attention to your child, can be one of the most beneficial and valuable things you can provide for your child.
When a parent engages in play time with their child, they sending several important and wonderful messages to their kids!
YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO ME.
I AM INTERESTED IN WHAT YOU ARE SAYING AND DOING.
I HEAR AND RESPECT WHAT YOU ARE FEELING AND SAYING.
I ENJOY BEING WITH YOU.
For a child to receive these messages from a parent is truly one of the most valuable things that he or she could ever experience.
Just look at these sweet dads PLAYING and IMAGINING with their littles! Who could ask for a better gift than making your kids laugh and creating special memories that will last a lifetime?
Not just for kids, not just for dads, moms can (and should!) join in on the fun too! This weekend only, use the coupon code FATHER for 20% your purchase from the Ears + Paws Collection! All orders placed with this code will ship in time for your kiddos to give to dad on Father's Day!