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Enjoying your child

Answered 2 years ago

Do many mums do activities just to enjoy hanging out with their kids? Or is a lot of it learning based? I have notice close friends have children and immediately start throwing big vocab at their child, talking to them constantly and doing everything as a learning opportunity.. it seems a great insecurity and I feel confused as to whether any one truly showing their child they enjoy them not just result based...particularly as they are only young once!


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2 years ago
I'm letting them have fun. However, they are constantly looking to learn so we facilitate that whenever we identify it.

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2 years ago
That's ideal

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2 years ago
We have fun. They learn naturally without us forcing tge issue.

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2 years ago
Thank you

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2 years ago
A little of both but you are right the best memories are when we are just having fun.

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2 years ago
And are so recharging and reaffirming too!

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2 years ago
Play is how young kids learn!

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2 years ago
I agree but I think I didn't explain what I meant well

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2 years ago
Why can’t we do both? My kids have all learnt through play. When you read a book to your child you are helping them learn to read. When you kick a ball with them you are improving their gross motor skills. When you sit and paint a picture you are improving their fine motor skills. When they ask you how something works or why something is the way that it is, giving them the correct answer will help them learn what it is, telling them you don’t know and showing them how to research an answer is showing them how to find out what they want to know. Free play with LEGO teaches them about how to create structure. Without even realising it every parent is helping their children learn. You shouldn’t ever feel inferior to other parents who choose to do it differently. I’ve found my balance between imaginative play and learning with books for my kids and that works for me.

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2 years ago
I absolutely agree with you excepting when it is unnatural..because I feel it is not only unsustainable and taxing, for the parent but also for the child. Aiming to meet and exceed milestones of speech or for your child to be a genius (which I truly believe some are doing), in a unnatural way is no fun for the child or parent. I see stressed mums who are my friends never able to truly enjoy the experience as they are too busy comparing or looking at their child with insecurity..does that make sense..?