Dr. Jenny Shares Playtime Tips for Parents and Caregivers
In our new video series, Dr. Jenny Radesky, a developmental behavioral pediatrician, mother of two and contributor to the Living Playfully blog, gives parents and caregivers her tips and insights on how play creates a foundation for life skills.
Watch Dr. Jenny offer practical tips as she observes children playing with the Melissa & Doug Wooden Shape Sorting Grocery Cart. As Dr. Jenny likes to say in support of parents and caregivers: "You've got this!"
Now streaming on YouTube: Play Tips With Dr. Jenny! Watch the video below, and be on the lookout for more great video content from Dr. Jenny and Melissa & Doug!
- Skill-Building Play: Dr. Jenny's play tips offer ideas for helping to build life skills such as flexible thinking, empathy, and problem solving.
- Connection Is Key: When parents and caregivers actively engage in play with their children, it helps build a stronger relationship with kids, and understand their minds a little better.
- Playing Your Role: Watch how your child plays with a toy; follow their play cues; be there to support them, but challenge them to develop independence as well.
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