Play Skills for Parents: Connecting With Your Child Through Play (Paperback)

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Most parents and caregivers know playing with their child is beneficial.
What can feel much less clear, however, is just how to go about engaging in playtime. Here to dispel any feelings of uncertainty and anxiety around this subject is Play Skills for Parents. This informative yet easy-to-read guide to parent-child play is based on research in developmental psychology and parent-child relationships, as well as author Kathy Eugster's over twenty years of experience in counselling and play therapy (not to mention her experience as a parent and grandparent herself ).

Play Skills for Parents goes beyond merely listing potential play activities. Instead, Eugster highlights nine essential skills for facilitating parent-child play, thoroughly explains why, when, and how to use each skill, and provides an abundance of examples showing each skill in action. In addition, Eugster guides parents and caregivers through:

- How play can foster healthy child development and strengthen the parent-child relationship
- How to engage in child-led and parent-led play
- Why child-led play can especially enhance a child's development
- Numerous examples of types of play activities, including calming activities for emotional regulation
- How to set up play areas for different types of playtime
- How the playtime skills can be applied in other life activities
- And more

Perfect for any parent or caregiver of children ages three to ten, Play Skills for Parents won't just bolster your confidence and communication skills during playtime-it will give you a new appreciation for this special time spent with your child.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781039179547
ISBN-10: 1039179541
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication Date: October 4th, 2023
Pages: 342
Language: English