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Play Date! 3 Ways to Let Your Kids Enjoy Daycare

Category: Strategies

Humans are social creatures by nature, and as such, early interaction with other people can be an upstart to better well-being. Your kids should enjoy quality time with other kids within their age bracket so that they can learn how to interact with others appropriately.

Around New Zealand, there are a lot of daycares where you can enrol your child to have the best time of their lives. Find one that suits your needs and is nearest to your home. With that here are three ways to let your kids enjoy daycare.

Introduce Everyone

Everyone inside the daycare is looking at fresh new faces and some might be shy to talk to others and it would lead to an uneventful day.

Have them introduce themselves to everyone and add tidbits about themselves so that they can familiarize with each other. Give them name badges as well so they have a way to remember each other in case they forget during the introductions. An icebreaker is a great way to make everyone lively and energetic that makes them easier to play with one another.

Have Lunch Parties

Having a meal is supposed to be a social activity and this is a great way for the kids to bond once more. The adults should join in as well to teach the kids on the proper ways to eat, table manners, and also to serve one another. This is a great way for the kid to learn and enjoy at the same time.

Serve food that is easily shareable with the others and is also easy to clean such as finger foods. It would also be great to teach the kids to clean their mess after they eat. It wouldn’t seem as a chore since they are all participating and it makes it more fun to do with other people.

Do Memorable Activities

The best thing that the kids will get from their play date is their memories. The times that they had fun interacting with other people and the activities they played. These memories will serve as their stepping stones unto becoming a better person.

We should commemorate them by giving the kids a culminating activity at the end of the session with memorabilia such as photos, videos, or even just hand-written letters from all of the friends that they made throughout the daycare.

Everyone wants the best for their growing child and one of the best ways is to expose them to new friends so that they can run and play like a healthy child. Hopefully, these three ways can help you make the most of the daycare experience.