Sometimes we all need a reminder to be silly. Believe it or not, your sense of humor can be massively valuable as a parent.
… And the now the top three reasons to be silly with your child!
When you have a hard day, what feels better than hearing a joke or making fun of yourself? Being silly can reduce your stress and serve as a great tool for coping.
Silliness is a great way to be present with your child. When you’re relaxed and having a good time together, the bond with your child grows stronger. This also means that you are in a better place to use positivity to discipline your child.
Because it’s joyful! Being silly leads to inventive play, it provides a sense of comfort and safety, and is a light-hearted way to teach your child new things. When your child is laughing, they’re more alert and receptive to learning.
Now, let the silliness begin!
This topic is a key component of the following early learning domains and goals:
Educational Domain: Social & emotional development
Goal: Children develop positive relationships with adults
Educational Domain: Approaches to Learning
Goal: Children approach daily activities with creativity and imagination
Educational Domain: Communication, Language, and Literacy
Goal: Children demonstrate understanding of social communication
Goal: Children listen and understand communication (receptive language)