Play at Home Guide: Maximize Love, Manage Stress

Basics Focus: Maximize Love, Manage Stress Here are some easy activities that can be used at home to engage your children, and continue learning through play. This is a great way for your family to spend time together, help your children develop new skills, and have opportunities for learning through play. If you would like…

Published on March 31, 2020

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Basics Focus: Maximize Love, Manage Stress

Here are some easy activities that can be used at home to engage your children, and continue learning through play. This is a great way for your family to spend time together, help your children develop new skills, and have opportunities for learning through play. If you would like more

Information on supporting your young child’s development, please visit https://rva.thebasics.org.

Are your children feeling slightly stressed or a little uneasy? Here are some easy sensory experiences that help to reduce stress and focus energy.

  • Play with bubbles
  • Play with play dough

What is the purpose of the activity?

  • To help children and caregivers find different ways to reduce stress or stressful situations through play.
    • Helping children learn how to cope in stressful situations. These skills can transfer into adulthood as well.

Why is it important?

  • Research shows that the use of deep breathing required to blow bubbles is great for relaxation and stress relief.
    • Playing with play dough has been known to be a good stress and anxiety relief aid.
    • Play dough allows children to express themselves creatively and build self-esteem.

Remember: If they see you playing, then they will play. It makes kids want to join in on the fun.

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