We take our son (3 1/2) to this playground in town every now and then. It's a nice playground, with the rubber padding (except around the swings, it's just cedar chips). We usually follow him around and watch him like a hawk. But this last time I was thinking that maybe we could give him his own space and let him play on his own without us hovering over him. He's becoming familiar with the equipment, and even if he fell off something, he'd probably not get hurt because of the rubber. There are benches at each corner of the playground, very close to the equipment.
I told DH we should each sit at a corner and just let him enjoy his freedom somewhat. Still watch him like a hawk of course, but not be right behind him. I would actually love to see him interact more with the kids there.
Of course, the moment DH and I sat down at our corners, he sat next to DH and didn't want to play til we followed him again, LOL.
Answer by MaryMW at 3:45 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
Answer by kassee at 3:21 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
I've let mine go play since turning 3. I want her to go off, and interact with the other children. She doesn;' need me on her back. Now that I have the baby especially, I sit with him on the bench and let her play. :) :) She has a blast.
Answer by KairisMama at 8:35 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 3:16 PM on Oct. 6, 2010
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