Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy and Team GB Captain Casey Stoney have been enlisted by LEGO DUPLO to encourage parents to celebrate toddlers’ milestones.
The milestones that toddlers reach are worth celebrating, a new video from LEGO DUPLO seeks to prove, as UK professional footballers Jamie Vardy and Casey Stoney play with their toddlers and celebrate their successes.
Child Psychologist Sam Wass, who has appeared on The Secret Life of 4 and 5 Year Olds, explains in the video that these moments are important for development.
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‘I’ve definitely been known to get creative when it comes to goal celebrations and the same goes for us celebrating milestone moments at home with the kids,’ says Jamie Vardy. ‘Learning at home during lockdown was challenging for children and lots of them found it frustrating, but as a parent I know that encouraging and supporting even the smallest achievements goes a really long way to making them feel happy and confident.’
‘The biggest job as a football manager is to support and encourage your team, and there’s no better way to do this than by celebrating with them,’ says former Team GB Captain Casey Stoney. ‘By cheering them on from the side lines and lifting their energy at half time, I boost team morale and help my players’ development. I use the same tactics as a mum. I’m my kids’ biggest supporter and celebrating moments with them helps nurture their development and growth. With mum cheering her on, Willow knows she can tackle anything she puts her mind to.”