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FuckOffPeppa Sun 02-Aug-15 22:21:27

With a 4 yo. What sorts of things do you do? We do lots of arty and crafty stuff but sometimes she's over that in 10 mins, and even if it takes an hour there are still many more hours to fill!

Can you give me an example of your average day?

Tucktalking Mon 03-Aug-15 00:12:54

Let them do their own things with their toys. Talk to them. Draw some things and ask them what they are. Build with lego. Enjoy blowing bubbles. visit the part. Go swimming. Borrow lots of library books and read them. Just a few random examples.

Mumstheword18 Mon 03-Aug-15 08:01:50

What does she like doing? We do lots of gardening at this time of year, walks in woods, cooking/baking, simple science experiments, drawing/colouring/play doh (these are the major practical type activities).

Have a look at the artful parent, nurture store, tinker lab websites! Tuck has some good suggestions above too

Mine spend lots of time with their babies and playing with their play kitchen. Saying that, they are currently building a den upstairs and I'm being called to join in so best be going....!!

FuckOffPeppa Mon 03-Aug-15 09:42:38

Yes we do all that sort of thing too, Tuck and Mums :-) I think I feel a bit guilty that there seems to be a lot of free time where she plays by herself (she's perfectly happy to), as though I should be always doing more. But they do need free play time don't they. I have these panics periodically!

Mumstheword18 Mon 03-Aug-15 20:45:16

He he, I think it's completely natural to worry that you aren't doing enough/doing too much and all of the other million and one worries that I'm sure lots of us have!!

It sounds as though she is really happy and having a lovely time smile

Nigglenaggle Tue 04-Aug-15 07:55:15

So she will grow into an independent adult who is happy in her own company and doesn't rely on others for entertainment - sounds good to me! smile I worry that we are doing too much with ours at the moment and not leaving enough time for free play lolgrin

Saracen Tue 04-Aug-15 09:08:33

Play is the main way four year olds learn. If your daughter is happy with the play opportunities you are giving her, you are getting it exactly right!

FuckOffPeppa Tue 04-Aug-15 16:15:51

Thanks for the reassurance :-)

Nigglenaggle we have weeks like that until we both crash and spend 3 days in our jammies making cookies!

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