Beyond The Pitch - What a million kids have taught me about parenting
How To Engage In Child-Directed Play

© LIGHTFIELD STUDIOS / Adobe Stock

How To Engage In Child-Directed Play

April 13, 2021

Have you ever wondered how to play with your child? For some people it comes naturally but for others it’s a little awkward. We are all a bit removed from the fantasy world of play where our little ones reside, but we can sharpen our skills by doing two simple things: watching and listening.

By watching and listening to our kids we are letting them guide the interaction. Experts call it Child-Directed Play. When we engage in CDP we are helping our children develop significant social and cognitive skills, strengthening our relationship and providing essential one-on-one positive attention.

This article from Seattle Children’s offers some great insights on how to get started. Enjoy!

Be kind to yourselves and others.

Until next time,

Share This With Your Friends - Choose Your Platform!

Recent Posts

The Unexpected Trick To Thriving In Motherhood

May 5th, 2021|

Motherhood changes us in ways we can never fully anticipate, and a mom’s life will never return to what was once deemed normal. Even though the change can be challenging, the payoff also brings unexpected benefits when we lean into it. Read more.

How To Engage In Child-Directed Play

April 13th, 2021|

We are all a bit removed from the fantasy world of play where our little ones reside, but we can sharpen our skills by doing a few simple things: watching and listening. Read more.

Beyond The Pitch Archives