FOX 11 parenting contributor: The importance of playtime

- Summertime means play time! And playtime is seriously meaningful. According to research, parents who play with their children enhance family bonds.

Fox 11 Parenting Contributor Donna Tetreault explains that play is extremely important for children's brain development. It serves as a brain booster for problem solving and social interaction.

And play between parent and child is also extremely important. Research indicates that this allows our children to show us who they are. We get to see our child's world up close and personal. It builds that bond, that connection.

So for the sake of play we put this list together for you!

-Skyspace- downtown Los Angeles

-Super Cells- California Science Center

-Speed: Science in Motion- Discovery Cube LA

-The Beatles Exhibit- The Grammy Museum

There are many more ideas on LAparent.com. Check it out.

And one fun tip for home: Make a 2016 Summer Bucket List with your kids. Make sure you include lots of PLAY!

Watch the full video above! You can find Donna Tetreault atDonnaTetreault.comFacebook and Twitter @donnatetreault.

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