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How long is good for a play date?

my twins who are 7 love having playdates. I don't mind since their friends are very behaved and I like the moms.Is three hours too long or to short of a time for a play date? I think its perfect.

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Asked by mommiedear at 12:22 AM on May. 27, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • 3hrs is perfect to me!

    Answer by lilmommy10805 at 12:25 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • i think three house is a good amount of time. I guess it also depends on how the children are behaving also. :)

    Answer by EvansMommy31605 at 12:26 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • oh and you may want to ask the other mothers what they think.

    Answer by EvansMommy31605 at 12:27 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • 3 hours is a good time. I agree it depends on what they are doing.

    Answer by mconnoll at 12:48 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • three hours is a good amount of time for a play date

    Answer by jessybabi at 5:17 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • I think 3 hours is great!

    Answer by dixiegurl223626 at 8:14 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • Two hours. About the same time as a movie. I don't want to be overwhelmed for hours on end when they get tired of each other and I don't want to pick up a cranky over tired kid who was tired of his friend an hour ago. I also don't want to be forced to socialize forever if I stay. Setting the time limit before I go or someone comes over is helpful. I just state what plans I have after so it is clear from the beginning I am not your babysitter for the rest of tge day.

    Answer by frogdawg at 8:34 AM on May. 27, 2011

  • Never really thought about it because there are so many kids in our neighborhood, they play on and off all day long sometimes. If it's a formal playdate, I agree with 3 hours, but don't mind longer if they're getting along and keeping busy.

    Answer by Lola.Bee at 2:04 PM on May. 30, 2011

  • A few hours is fine.

    Answer by KTMOM at 10:08 PM on Jun. 1, 2011

  • that's a really fair amount of time.

    Answer by daerca574 at 9:52 PM on Jun. 5, 2011

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