Let’s face it: life is incredibly busy these days. Between work, school, sports or other extra-curricular activities, cooking, cleaning, and whatever other incidental activities that arise during the day, spending quality time with your kids can be a challenge. However difficult it can be to make space in an already packed schedule, it’s crucial that you find the time.
Increasing their Self-Esteem
Spending quality time with your children pays huge dividends. Studies show it raises their self-esteem, self-worth, and makes them feel loved and appreciated. A healthy amount of both self-esteem and self-worth at a young age will make a big impact as they get older and become adults themselves.
One of the ways in which children learn is by observing others, and when you spend time with them, you have the opportunity to model good behavior that your kids will start to follow. Something as simple as always picking up and putting away the toys you play with when you are finished—and doing it together—will teach children that this is what they should be doing every time they play.
Time to put away that smartphone. Spending time talking and interacting with your children at any age is extremely important. But it is vital when it comes to language development. Not only will the little ones learn new words, they’ll discover new ways of expressing themselves and build important neuropathways that will last through adulthood.
Playing with your young children helps them learn and grow, and it should be fun for everyone. We developed the Pony Up Daddy parent saddle with that in mind. Pony Up Daddy is soft and comfortable child-sized saddle that attaches around your waist with an elastic strap. It’s constructed from high-quality neoprene so it can handle anything your children throw at it. Let children’s imaginations run wild and free with the Pony Up Daddy saddle.