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Family Matters - Playful Parenting
July 17, 2007

Playful Parenting

As summer draws to a close, I ask you to reflect upon how much time you've been spending with your children. This month's article, Playful Parenting, Engaging Your Child's Sense of Play and Rediscovering Your Own will help you to realize the value of play and how it can deepen and sweeten your relationship with your kids.

Playful Parenting - Engaging Your Child's Sense of Play and Rediscovering Your Own

by Laura Ramirez

Playful parenting is about much more than having fun. In this fast-paced, information-packed society, we often forget that play is essential to the development of creativity and the kind of intelligence that can change the world through unique and visionary innovation.

Although child psychologists have long recognized the value of play and equated it with children's work, the ability to play is equally important for adults. If you've lost your sense of playfulness, you've lost your creativity and a direct line to your soul. In this article, you'll learn how to recover your love of play and use it to create deep bonds with your children. You'll discover why playfulness is essential to creating a joyful life and helping your children reach their full potential.

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Speaking of fun, there are many things you can do this summer with your kids. One of the things we did in my family was make a video that we uploaded to the web and are hoping to get voted on t.v.

Please click on the link below, watch the short video (less than 3 minutes) and give us a green light by clicking on the green light icon and creating an account to leave your comments. (Don't worry, you're not signing up for anything and will not receive any emails from the web site.)

The video is called Spanish Challenge Quiz - Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader

It's a funny, playful video, so watch it with your family and test your knowledge of basic spanish.

Until next time,

Laura Ramirez, Publisher

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