Summer Break Play Challenge... lets get playing!

Peekaboo Beans is on a mission!!  We're on a mission to prevent the kids of today from experiencing a childhood void of unstructured free play.  It's extremely important that we bring awareness to the importance of play and the current lack of it.  We need to get our Beans playing outdoors and having fun... constantly. They need this free time and free play in order to become happy healthy human beans! It's not a option, it's a necessity!

Unstructured free play is a set of activities that children create on their own without adult guidance. Children naturally, when left to their own devices, will take initiative and create activities and stories in the world around them. Sometimes, especially with children past the toddler stage, the most creative play takes place outside of direct adult supervision. Unstructured free play can happen in many different environments, however, the outdoors may provide more opportunities for free play due to the many movable parts, such as sticks, dirt, leaves and rocks which lend themselves to exploration and creation.

Unstructured play give children time to use their creativity, find out what they really like, acquire and practice their social skills, take risks, practice cause and effect, independence, and solve problems... just to name a few. Play will ultimately define our children's personalities for when they become adults.  Yup... PLAY has a pretty important role.

So, we encourage you to join the Summer Break PLAY Challenge with your family and embrace the opportunity to experience some creative outdoor activities and fun adventures during this last month of summer. Peekaboo Beans Summer Break PLAY Challenge is here to help bring fun back into your life and connect with your children through sharing time together, having fun with one another and PLAYING!

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Challenge Instructions:Print off a copy of the Summer Break PLAY Challenge, post to your fridge, bulletin board or anywhere that keep it easily accessible and over the month of August see how many of these fun activities you can accomplish.  Check them off as you go and feel free to update us with summaries of your adventures.  Share with us your stories, which ones your kids enjoyed the most, how did you make each activity your own?  Whatever you want to say, we would love to hear!  Most important of all, have fun and enjoy the time you will spend with your family!   Now get out there and PLAY!  Post photos of your BEANS at PLAY on our Facebook page HERE

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