Family Plays entertain. They instantly turn any living room or back yard into an exciting playground where a child can rock and swing and slide and climb.
Family Plays gently challenge your physical skills and ingenuity. Both you and your child will feel a sense of pride and achievement after completing each play.
Family Plays provide good exercise for the adult and the child. They make a fun way to burn off excess energy. After doing a few plays you will feel as if you had just finished a workout.
Family Plays make you feel younger. They bring out the child in you. It is as much fun to help a youngster do the plays as it was to do them yourself when you were young.
Family Plays will help you build a close relationship with any child. In doing the Family Plays you provide the constructive activity, personal attention and loving physical contact which every child needs.
Family Plays enable an adult to express his or her affection for a child in a playful and nonthreatening way. Children do not like endless embraces and constant caressing. Each Family Play has a well-defined functional purpose and a clear beginning, middle, and end.
The Family Plays in this video are instructive as well as fun. Each play develops the child's physical abilities. The plays will improve strength and coordination and inspire your children to go on to acrobatics, gymnastics, ballet or team sports.
Family Plays will greatly help the special child develop physical coordination and spacial control and coordinate words with space and movement.
Family Plays stimulate and develop a child's imagination.
Family Plays teach children the value of perseverance. Just trying a play two or three times will achieve dramatic improvement.
Family Plays give the adult and child practice in working with each other. The plays provide an early, non-technical opportunity for the adult to teach the child how to learn and for the child to teach the adult how to teach.
As their communication skills begin to improve through doing the Family Plays, both the child and the adult will develop more confidence in themselves and greater trust in each other.
Family Plays create a lifelong memory in a child of a period of empowerment and self-realization within a caring environment. This memory can be a powerful "port" in the trauma and storm of later life. When and if a child is subsequently pressured or terrified into denying his or her inner and real self, strong, positive childhood memories can eventually help show the way out of confused thinking.