Play Frisbee or fetch with your dog. Don’t have a dog? Maybe this summer is a good time to think about getting one. Getting a pet is one of the best things you can do especially if you have a game free home. If your child is an avid gamer it may not be such a great idea as the dog may get neglected and mom may end up with all the dog duties. If you are not ready for a dog full time, then ask a neighbor if your child can borrow their dog for a regular play session!
Pets provide so much company for lonely kids. They teach many life lessons about responsibility as your child walks and feeds the dog, compassion as he learns to take care for it and unconditional love as dogs are so loyal. These developmental benefits are worth it alone but when you add the benefit of walking, running and moving plus the physical benefit of lowering blood pressure and stress by petting a dog you have the perfect solution for family fun and a lifetime of rich play activities and memories!