Thursday, February 28, 2008

Creating Great Childhood Memories

Some of my best childhood memories were the times I spent playing with and learning from my parents. I still remember playing horsey, flying kites, ice skating, and fishing with my dad. I remember reading books and imagining about growing up with my mom. While I also went to summer camp and played organized sports, I feel the fun times with my parents were the best.

Looking back, I wish I had done more of these things with my parents. I realize now that these times with my parents are now very special moments to me. I try to apply some of this insight to raising our three year old daughter. I want her to have many great memories from her childhood. So I try to be available and play many of the games she likes. In the course of a day, we will either play hide and seek, horsey, or build with blocks. If there is time, we also play her favorite board games such as Caribou and Hungry Caterpillar.

We also have memberships to a children's museum, an amusement park and a zoo. We go to these venues for her development and entertainment. However, I'm betting her best childhood memories will be playing her favorite games with us :-)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are so right about this - and many parents forget the best things in life really are free! You don't have to spend a lot of money on your kids to create lasting memories.