Confession: We don’t LOVE playing make-believe with our kids. Or pushing them on the swings. Or reading Dr. Seuss. But guess what? We’re kind of OK with that.
In Episode 10, Meagan and Sarah confess the things they sort of hate doing with their kids – and also share some of the things they love doing. Turns out, we don’t have to love it all – because there’s plenty to enjoy about spending time with your kids (even if you avoid Chutes & Ladders like the plague).
Here are some links we discussed in Episode 10:
- For The Mom Who Hates The Swings, It’s OK To Be A Boring Grownup, and Know Your Strengths – posts of Meagan’s on The Happiest Home
- Meagan’s interview with Read Aloud Revival‘s Sarah Mackenzie
- Raising joyful readers: It’s a family affair (Sharon Holbrook for The Washington Post)
- Sarah’s library uses the Overdrive app for free digital (audio and ebook) downloads – yours may use the same, or something similar!
- The Case For Make Believe: Saving Play in a Commercialized World (book by Susan Linn)
We’re thrilled to welcome the Museum of Science and Industry’s Summer Brain Games program as our sponsor for this episode! Summer Brain Games is a FREE 8-week program that will keep your kids thinking and engaged this summer break, and if you register now, you’ll also receive one Free Museum Entry voucher to the Museum of Science and Industry! Register FREE today!
PS: We had a bit of audio feedback going on in the first few minutes of this episode – stick with us; it goes away after about 10 minutes. Sorry, friends!