Why you should Pillow Fight with your Toddler
February 11, 2016
Everyone knows that children need play time and one on one connection time. But did you know that children only need short, frequent segments? It’s true. You can do other things as long as you stop every 30 minutes and give them your undivided attention.
One of our favorite games is pillow fighting. Let’s face it, he has already tossed them around the house for the millionth time. This gives me an opportunity to collect them and make him laugh like crazy. He loves it. I love it. It’s a win win.
The book, The Happiest Toddler on the Block, called it “feeding the meter”.
I found that when I play with him for extended periods of time, he eventually gets fussy or clingy. When I throw in frequent short play times throughout the day, the happier he is overall. He is never looking for “what’s next”.