Young children love to be with you!
But as parents, grandparents or carers, most of us struggle at least a little to get down to their level and engage with them and their world. What do we say? How do we play? What do we do if they don't stay and play? Others can do this better, can't they?
Playtime explains how children learn and communicate through play, and what easy things you can do to make this a happy and rewarding experience for you both. Whether you're looking at house numbers while out walking, inventing a new kind of hat or cutting up a banana together, there are ways to make the most of valuable time with your child.
This book includes all sorts of games and ideas for children aged 1-5, as well as babies. Mother and daughter Elspeth and Fiona Richards show you how to:
* incorporate play into your daily routine
* make use of simple toys and materials
* discover what captures your child's attention
Play is so much easier once you know what your child loves to do!