What is P.D.F?
P.D.F. is an acronym that stands for playtime, downtime, and family time. Research that focused on “protective factors for kids – those things every kid needs in order to thrive physically, mentally, and academically was boiled down into three main categories for well-being (P.D.F).”
|Category||What is it?||What does it look like?|
|Playtime||“The work of kids.” Anything that brings joy.||
*Research suggests that unstructured and kid-directed play is linked to increased cognitive skills, physical health, self-regulation, language abilities and social skills (Alliance for Childhood, 2010; Barker et al.,2014; Hofferth & Sandberg, 2001)
|Downtime||Time to relax, reflect, and unwind.||
|Family Time||Literally spending time with family.||