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Christian charity affirms Lego's call for more play time with kids

by Cara Bentley

A study by Lego also found those who play together for at least 5 hours per week are happier.

Nearly half of families blame things like work, chores and technology for not spending enough time doing so.

Trevor Single from the Christian charity Family Matters Institute spoke on Premier's News Hour about whether he agreed with these recommendations:

"I believe it's one of the most important aspects of family life because children can gain so much from it in terms of the ways in which they're nurtured, they're encouraged but also in terms of their own well being - it sparks their imagination, it encourages them in so many ways.

"But also it's great for us as parents to be able to devote time and spend time, pushing aside other things that we've been involved in so actually to be able to focus on our children and support them with great play time."

Speaking about how the bible helps guide parents, he said:

"We have a clear steer that in the way that the father, and our Father, loves us as his children, we should be loving our children, we should be supporting them, we should be embracing them with our love but also reaching out to them and ensuring their growth is in the right direction"

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