Six ways to play: playing together
Nothing is more rewarding than playing together..
Playing together is what I like best about being a mum. That's actually how and why ByAlex started. I wanted to play with all my kids at the same time, regardless of how old they were. I remember sitting with a baby on my lap, whilst making funny animal noises or going 'vroemmmmmm' with one of the boys as they played with their toy cars. That's when it hit me; the most important thing is that we're a family.
I sometimes lose sight of that, the bigger picture, and I want to share my experiences with you. How I make sure to spend enough one-on-one time with my children, and how I go about doing that.
Kids get older and things start to change..
What do you do when their favourite way to play changes? Create a space that allows them to do their own thing, whilst still sitting together. The playmats are my knight in shining armor when it comes down to it. There's enough space for Hella to makes cups of tea, for Simon to bake and cook in his own little kitchen and Faas sits down with me - once I've plonked myself down - to read a comic. There's still so much to do on the playmat, even when they get older.
Attention is the most important thing you can give your kids
Whether you're playing with your kids, or they're playing together, attention is always the most important thing. Even just for five or ten minutes. Read a book together, have a tickling contestor build a fort, there's so much to do in a short period of time. It's not just good for them, but it will make you feel young again and help clear your mind of all those to-do lists.
As parents we know what they need and when they need it, especially in their different stages of development. Children are extremely sensitive to genuine attention and affection; the playmat will help create those moments together. It's the perfect way to bond with your kids, and age really doesn't matter because everyone can have fun on the playmat.
Those precious moments of giving undivided attention are essential, even when they're teenagers Play a game together, read a book or do something else that they really enjoy. Let’s face it, together is much more fun!
What's your favourite thing to do on the playmat?
ByAlex Playmats are perfect for playing, chilling, reading and jumping around together, at any age. Create the perfect playroom and reading nook for your kids by adding a handmade ByAlex playmat. You can use one by itself, or you can create the most amazing play area by laying several playmats together. Combine them with our cosy cushions for a comfortable space to play games and chill.