School Playground Golden Nuggets
I am late!!! After visiting playgrounds around the city, it never dawned on me to take the kids to an actual playground at a school!
We decided to stop by Rey’s Elementary school just so that she could take a look at it, being that it’s closed right now. But as we pulled up to the parking lot, we realized there were three different playgrounds in the back and the kids were excited.
Connecting the dots with playgrounds in schools, I can’t speak for every school but with the learning component the creativity that a school playground provides keeps a kid interested!
Fun School Ground Activities
If you currently have young children, you are probably dealing, as I am, with them overcoming certain fears. Both of my children have extreme anxiety when it comes to darkness. they never want to go into the room without having someone assist them just so that they can turn on the light.
If you’re not going with them to their room it’s like fear builds in them as though they are walking into a different world on their own. The one key that I’ve realized continuing to tell them “just go turn it off!” is like patronizing them into fear. Instead I’ve had to show there is nothing to be afraid of by having them watch me walk into a dark room and turn on a light.
One comforting phrases I have to remind myself to keep telling them is that wherever they go God is always with them and there’s nothing to fear. Sometimes they remember that and sometimes they don’t.
There have been numerous occasions where no matter how calm you may be and ensure them that they are OK, they still build anxiety and fear. They need that security.
Notice law at the school playground, my son in particular has not come to grips with heights. Other kids are forming themselves over Rock walls While he is holding on with a call to read screaming and yelling for help to get down. He has no trouble getting to the top but once he’s there he is afraid to make another step in fear and anxiety builds up. I think his parents we always want our kids to just listen to your voice and trust But sometimes I think they need more than that. In all I truly believe that is his time with patience.
the same thing happened with Rey, I shared not long ago jumping over the bush.
When as a parent you just sit back and let everything happen naturally on their own, they will eventually do it because deep down, both they and you, know they can do it.
Let It Happen Naturally
I needed a snack as we headed to the school playground Because if I didn’t I was not going to have the energy to stay up with them. So I took some Triscuits and A grab and go cup of guacamole. It must have sounded delicious as we headed to the school because of course my daughter is curious and asked if she could give it a try so I handed her a Triscuit and the guacamole and all I could hear is Jan and her brother inquired asking that taste good? A grab and go cup of guacamole. It must have sounded delicious as we headed to the school because of course my daughter is curious and asked if she could give it a try so I handed her a Triscuit and the guacamole and all I could hear is Jan and her brother inquired asking his sister, that taste good?
It was a rap, I never got the guacamole or Triscuits back in furthermore my daughter asked if I could pack her some for lunch the next day!
A healthy snack sourced with fiber and healthy fats!