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There will not be an APRIL events calendar due to the current Shelter In Place (SIP) order, as so many events have been cancelled.  Hopefully by next month, we will again be posting about all the fun & exciting things to do in Lake County for children & families.

   Instead, please see some ways to be a more "playful" parent.

Also please check out our Facebook page where we post daily Shelter in "PLAY" tips.

Stay safe, stay well & stay positive 

25 WAYS TO BE A MORE PLAYFUL PARENT

Stop What You’re Doing and…

  1. Make homemade Ice Cream or a Special Treat
  2. Go for a Walk Together
  3. Tickle Your Kids
  4. Have a Dance Party – or even better, a Glow in the Dark Dance Party
  5. Have a Handstand Contest – or just do Handstands, Cartwheels and Headstands
  6. Take Silly Selfies
  7. Build a Fort
  8. Play Dress Up
  9. Play Hide and Seek
  10. Do a New Art Project with Your Kids
  11. Have a Water Gun / Nerf Gun / Water Balloon Fight
  12. Chase Your Kids Around the Yard 
  13. Let Your Kids Paint Your Nails
  14. Camp Out in the Backyard
  15. Play in the Rain and Jump in Puddles
  16. Make a Snow Fort / Snowman / Have a Snowball Fight / Go Sledding
  17. Have a Picnic on the Living Room Floor
  18. Go to the woods!
  19. Wrestle with Your Kids
  20. Play Tag or Freeze Tag
  21. Color with Sidewalk Chalk
  22. Play Catch Together
  23. Play with a Hula Hoop
  24. Put on Music & Dance While You Make Dinner
  25. Go on a Bike Ride
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HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS 
with these Helpful Tips
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue away.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
For more information: www.cdc.gov/COVID19

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7 Habits of Highly Playful Parents

1. Master the super silly face response -- the perfect
response for a tired and whiny kid.

2. Bring play into your routine-- when in doubt make it a game!

3. Appreciate little kid humor -- never underestimate the power of laughter.

4. Make family traditions out of everyday situations --
Name it, Repeat it, and BOOM a new tradition is formed.

5. Understand that play is LOVE.

6. Rough-House to Relieve Stress and Tension-- Physical
play helps kids (and adults) de-stress and connect.

7. Share the beauty of the world with your kids --Be
spontaneous and live this one life to it's fullest.

© nurtureandthriveblog.com 2018