This post is in partnership with Genius of Play. All opinions are my own.
Unstructured playtime is one of the most important gifts you can give your children. In a world full of tech, tv and video games, kids today seem to be glued to their electronics and mine are no different. No matter how much I try to limit their screen time. Growing up in the city, there was never a shortage of neighborhood kids to play with. Sure, we had tv and video games were just becoming popular, but we all wanted to be outside. It was a neighborhood ritual that after dinner time passed the entire block moved outside. The adults would mingle and talk like old friends while the kids played tag, dodgeball, catch lightning bugs or just use our imaginations to play in our own little made up worlds. My childhood was amazing, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way….