How to Achieve that Perfect Play Date

One of the many roles of being a parent includes coordinating play dates for your younger children. These planned fun adventures are the ideal place for children to play, make new friends, and learn to socialize with children of their own age. In fact, play dates are imperative for your child’s overall development and wellbeing—here’s why.

The Top Benefits

They teach children to develop a sense of who they are and what they like.

Language is developed through talking and listening to others of the same age as well as parents and grown-ups too.

Play dates enable children the opportunity to pick up key social skills including negotiating and taking turns.

It can help to increase a child’s attention span. Playing outdoors for just 30 minutes a day can help your child’s ability to focus and pay attention.

Allows your child to make decisions on play dates encourages self-confidence.

It can also offer parents a strong support network and provide the opportunity to see how your child interacts with others.

(Credit: To make planning your play dates easier, download Play:Date app and set up preferences for your child based on age, gender, interests, and location. Once you have found a match you can instantly connect with other parents via the chat feature and organize your upcoming play date.)

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