Short on PLAY TIME

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Contents -

Our busy, mod­ern life­styles are tak­ing a toll on our down time, ac­cord­ing to a new study con­ducted by home ap­pli­ance brand Beko. The World Play Short­age Re­port found that al­most one in three adults have less than 10 hours of free time ev­ery week. This lack of leisure time has a di­rect ef­fect on chil­dren, too, with 40 per cent of par­ents ad­mit­ting they haven’t taken their chil­dren to the park in a year. Aus­tralian chil­dren to­day also have three hours less play time per week than their par­ents’ gen­er­a­tion did. In­ter­est­ingly, Den­mark scored high­est in terms of be­ing ‘most play­ful’ with more than 33 hours per week. Here are some ideas for build­ing more play time into your family life: At the week­end, play family board or card games Af­ter din­ner, go for a stroll to­gether around the block Put on some tunes and dance around the liv­ing room Pack a pic­nic and go to the park Colour in, draw or make craft to­gether

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