You may have read my recent post ‘A Very Barbie Birthday‘ – well since that date my little lady has done nothing BUT play with her Barbies. No longer am I worried about her ‘tech time’ being slightly more than it should be as she no longer even looks at her iPad, she’s now Barbie barmy and spends almost all day, every day dealing with her dolls and I personally think it’s pretty awesome.
Imaginative role play (keep your mind clean as this is a parenting and lifestyle blog) is a fantastic tool for younger children, it helps them to mimic, to experiment and to practice life skills from a safe setting. I’m super lucky as E has always been very much into imaginative play – she is forever dressing up, playing with her dolls and such-like and I couldn’t be happier as it’s a very healthy thing to be at the age of seven.
Meanwhile J, on the other hand, is tech-crazed. Our little man has and will always be a techie and whilst I’m a gal-geek myself, I try to limit screen time where and when possible and attempt to do likewise for our kids. J is a tough cookie to crack though, he finds it difficult to decide what to do with himself especially so during the current lockdown limbo. Whilst tech is the perfect boredom beater, it’s not really the ideal solution especially not for kids.
On that note, I’d best go entertain the ‘double trouble duo’ as their Dad’s at work and whilst E is still chatting away to Barbie and Ken (who apparently tied the knot earlier this morning) I suspect J may crave his computer unless I find a game or two to keep him occupied.
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