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How We Play for Real in Our Condo

Someone once said to me “kawawa naman si Zoren sa condo, paano s’ya maglalaro?” (I pity Zoren, how can he play in your place). Well, our place might be limited in space, but as far as I know, I’ve given my son a lot of opportunities to play! Here are examples how we Play for Real:


Running around may not be an option, but Z sure has the energy and imagination to be Superman!


Since the bathroom is the safest place in the condo to get dirty, why not use the time there to paint?


Bath time should not just be about getting clean. Use that time to talk, play with bath toys, do experiments. After all, it is the only place you can really be gadget-free.


Once, Z and I just sat on the window ledge and waited for airplanes.


We can’t keep Z away from the kitchen so might as well let him help. Just make sure you use kid-friendly kitchen tools.


The simplest game ever: peek-a-boo!

Our imagination and creativity make up for the space that we lack. And I think it makes playing more fun!


This is a sponsored post.

We attended J & J’s event advocating active sensory play in kids, which is the inspiration of this post. During that event, Z experienced how it is to play outside and with other kids!

14 replies on “How We Play for Real in Our Condo”

We don’t live in a condo but my son and I just stay in the house. We do our activity at home because I prefer it that way. Ayaw ko kasi siya masanay na lumalabas o nangangapitbahay.

I want my son to be gadget free too. I also make sure that we have real play every night before going to bed. That’s our way of making bawi on the hours that I am away – working. =)

Well, I can relate. Although, we don’t live in a condominium, our apartment is small for us, since we are a family of 6. 🙂 Anyway, ang cute ng son mo and yes, we love cooking and playing “pretend.”

I agree! It doesn’t matter if your space is small. You can still find a lot of imaginative and creative ideas for real play. Our apartment has limited space too but our own Z still gets lots of real play. 🙂

We also live in a condo unit, and I agree that we need creativity and imagination to enable our kids to play despite the small space we live in. That used to work when my son was small, but now that he’s a grade-schooler, he prefers having other kids as playmates, so he goes condo unit hopping sometimes to make his playtime more fun.

It is always important to spend quality time with kids either on a large area or confined spaces. Bet you are doing the right thing as parents- kudos to you and your devotion to your child.

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