Your entire life changes the moment you have kids. While most of us understand that becoming a parent will mean less sleep, lots of diapers, and weekends full of kid’s activities, we drastically underestimate the number of kid’s shows we will watch. Your favorite shows will be replaced first by cartoons, then live-action kid’s programs, and finally by tween and teen sitcoms. The good news is that The Disney Channel has several kid-friendly shows that parents won’t dread watching too.
Child psychologists and pediatricians have recognized that today’s lack of play contributes to children’s overall lack of well-being. An increased focus on academic activities, overly structured family, school, and extracurricular schedules has led to less playtime for kids. If you’re looking to give your child a strong foundation for academic success, it may be shocking to hear that the best thing you can do is allow them to play more every day. Playing develops strong social skills for kids, which in turn gives them the best footing for learning.