Today is the eighth annual Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play. Liam and I are probably going to celebrate by heading out to the Giant Pumpkin Festival, but we may hit up a park for some play time, too.
Hearing about the Worldwide Day of Play made me think about how much Liam loves to play already and all of the benefits that come from playing. Here are a few of Liam's favorite activities so far:
-Airplane: Liam loves it when I lift him up on my feet (most of the time). He'll giggle and look around before I bring him back down.
-Blowing Bubbles: Liam is so intrigued by bubbles right now. He'll stare at them as I blow them, and he's still a little shocked when they pop. It's a really fun way to teach babies cause and effect.
-Swinging: This is a pretty new activity for Liam. Now that he's mastered the art of holding his head up, I can put him in one of the baby swings at the park and let him swing for awhile. We're certainly not doing underdogs yet, but he seems to enjoy it. I think this goes hand in hand with his love of being outside.
-Object naming: Okay, this, by far, does not sound like the most exciting activity on this list, but it seems to keep Liam busy. I put a few household items in a shoe box (everything from one or two blocks to a pine cone to my silicone whisk) and pull them out one at a time, giving him some time to play with each object.
Do your kids like playing? What are your plans for the Worldwide Day of Play?