Host the Best Play Date For Kids With These 5 Easy Tips

It's easy to feel overwhelmed when it's your first time to host a play history. Not only will you think of children, but also their parents or guardians, too. But planning for someone shouldn't be too difficult - with minimal effort, you'll be able to host the best play history for your child and her friends!

Choose the right time and date

Each child has a different nap time or snack time, so keep this in mind when choosing the time and date of the event. Late in the morning before lunch or late afternoon are perfect times. Better yet, ask mothers what is the best time for their child and schedule a one-size-fits-all appointment. Keep in mind that the usual playing date lasts only one and a half to two hours.

Limit the number of children to be invited

Since this will be the first time to host a play history, don't invite all neighborhood kids at once. Try with some mothers and boys first (5 kids tops), preferably the ones closest to your family. This way, you won't feel the pressure when preparing and entertaining many people, and your child will ease the idea of   playing dates without a problem. The event will also be a great opportunity to get to know mothers and children better because the date of play will be comfortable.

Ask your guests to bring a game

While you will be responsible for snacks and entertainment, ask each invited child to attend one or two of their own, especially if the children are not the same age (some of them may be children, some of them may be young children). This is a great way for kids to learn about sharing and you are sure everyone has something to play the way they like.

Get everything ready

Many parents are reluctant to host a play date because they have to do general house cleaning. Don't sweat it - confine your guests to certain areas of the house and clean those rooms. The play area, bathroom and kitchen should be sufficient. Don't forget to lock up your pets too!

One structured activity plan

Apart from snack time and play time, plan for a fun activity that both children and mothers enjoy. It can be story telling, game or even dance. This will help all guests warm up to each other.

Follow these five easy tips to host the best play history ever!

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