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|Sleepovers - benefit or not?|
Posted On 2012-03-18 , 2:36 PM
||Some parents may disagree with this; however, experts find that kids can benefit from a sleepover. At the Center for Research on Girls, psychologists say it "provides youngsters with a block of time where they are together, in person, without direct supervision by an adult." But for goodness sake, don't get carried away - you still need an adult in the home for safety's sake... like hiding the key to the grown-up's cabinet, checking TV filters, etc.
Come to think of it, what ever happened to "goof around" time? It used to be a time when kids learned how to fill their own time and solve problems on their own. The sleepover is one way of providing goof around time.
For instance, a favorite activity now-a-days is creating a dance routine, filming it and putting the video on their computers. It can be done during a sleepover get-together... or other goof around time.
For more things to do during sleepovers in a buzzing kids world see Kids Playing Host.