• Iris Windsor

Creating Close Moments With Your Child

Updated: Sep 9, 2019

Childcare educator teaching a little boy - Dragonfly's Early Learning

There is nothing quite like those close moments between parent and child when you connect, giggle, play and feel close. We put together a list of some fun ways to play and connect with your child!

The Benefits of a Moment of Connection

On days when your child is cranky and demanding or wild and hyper, taking the time to get on their level and play for a while can turn it all around! Life is busy, and it can be hard to find the time to have a moment of connection with your child.

So, we have put together a list of ways you can have a joyful moment of connection – short and long!

  • Get Creative!

Simple baking or arts and craft are a great way to connect with your child and practice fine and gross motor skills. Need some inspiration? Check out our delicious recipes here.

  • Have a YES day!

It is fun to say yes for a day – for children and parents! Clear your schedule for a day so that you can say “yes” to any idea (within reason) that they have.

  • Play a car game

Short on time? Take the time to connect in the car! Children love playing I-Spy – older children can even play rhyming I-Spy eg. “I-Spy something that rhymes with door!”

  • Play an inside game

Rainy day? Why not burn off some energy with a game of hide and seek. This game promotes problem solving skills and is a great way to create a fun moment of connection with your child.

  • Night time cuddle

This is a great way to finish the day! Read a bedtime story and then talk with your child about what happened that day. This is a great opportunity to use rich language and have a conversation with your child, which encourages language development.

At Dragonfly’s Early Learning, we encourage moments of connection between children and educators to promote child development and make children feel safe, confident and loved! Contact us today to find out more about our program.