Many kids’ favorite “school subject” is recess. Running around the playground with friends, letting their imaginations run free and having almost no limits is an amazing feeling. Recess is such a great time because it activates both a child’s mind and body. Instead of being confined to a set of rules in a sports game or playing at a table without moving around, recess offers the chance to exercise imagination and physical muscles.
Parents can offer this holistic type of play by encouraging roleplay games; let the kids go outside and pretend to be pirates or princesses. During cold or rainy, play a game of charades or build a fort inside. Just make sure your children are activating their imagination while also using their muscles.