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Keeping Ashland Healthy - Episode 63 – Schools Out! Summer Fun in Ashland & The Benefits of Play

Tuesday 9th July 2024

Explore summer fun and the benefits of play with Dr. Ashley Ackerman and David Ross in this episode of 'Keeping Ashland Healthy'.
29 minutes

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Summer Fun and Play: Keeping Kids Engaged and Happy

Episode Overview

  • Play builds strong relationships and fosters open communication.
  • Engaging in play promotes creativity and good motor skills.
  • Outdoor play supports physical and mental health.
  • Structured activities help manage unstructured summer time.
  • Local resources offer a variety of family-friendly activities.
If you never fail, you never grow, and if you never face a challenge, you never learn that you can overcome challenges
In this episode of 'Keeping Ashland Healthy', Dr. Ashley Ackerman and David Ross dive into the joys and benefits of play for children and families during the summer months. They chat about how the unstructured time of summer can be both a blessing and a challenge for families, offering practical tips to make the most of it.
From flying kites to making Play-Doh, they explore a variety of low-cost, fun activities that can be done at home or in the community. The hosts also discuss the therapeutic value of play, highlighting its role in building strong relationships, promoting creativity, and teaching problem-solving skills. Dr. Ashley shares her personal experiences as a mum, emphasising the importance of engaging with children through play to foster development and trust.
The episode also provides a list of local activities in Ashland County, such as visiting Brookside Park, the Kroc Center, and participating in library reading programmes. Whether you're a parent, grandparent, or guardian, this episode is packed with ideas to keep kids entertained and learning all summer long. Tune in for some light-hearted banter, valuable insights, and plenty of practical advice to make this summer memorable for your family.