Do you buy most toys so that you can play with them too? Same with me, girl. Toys should be legitimately used for de-stressing. Stacking the blocks, colouring the chubby animals or even reading a book where every word rhymes is so relaxing. Here are some things that parents should totally borrow from their child’s toy box.
Puzzles: Another awesome activity that demands concentration is solving puzzles. Get the mega project out, the more and smaller the pieces, the better. Now let the stress leave your body as you labour over finishing the pizzle.
Bubbles: Be a little childish and carefree. Blow some bubbles and chase it. Or simply watch them float and go pop. Blowing and watching bubbles is probably the most relaxing activity of all.
Books: Children's books contain so much wisdom in their simple messages. Kindness, gratitude, being helpful, being happy and being funny – this is what most children’s book talk about. And of course, they talk about love too, in the most purest form.
Blocks: Constructing an elaborate pattern with your child’s block is akin to meditating. It demands concentration, complete attention and you will experience all thoughts leaving your head, except for how to keep the blocks from falling.
Colouring books: Adult colouring books is just a fancy term for your regular colouring books. Yes, the designs are more intricate, and sometimes the content is more adult too, but colouring a simple cartoon or an animal with crayons is a lot of fun too.