Nicole Kidman's playtime 'brings back the child' in her

Nicole Kidman and her daughters
Nicole Kidman and her daughters

NICOLE Kidman loves playing with her kids because it "brings back the child" in her.

The 48-year-old actress cherishes the time she spends with seven-year-old Sunday and four-year-old Faith - her daughters with husband Keith Urban - and thinks it is important to "get down on the floor" to play the games they like.

Asked how she spends her free time, she said: "With an hour free, it depends. I love getting down on the floor and playing with my kids. I read an article that says it's so important to actually get down on their level and play with them for an hour a day. So I do that, and I love that. It brings back the child in me."

When she is able to snatch brief moments alone, Nicole - who also has kids Isabella, 22, and Connor, 20, with ex-husband Tom Cruise - likes to meditate.

She told DuJour magazine: "With one minute, I'll daydream or meditate. I love just sitting quietly meditating."

But the ideal day for the 'Grace of Monaco' star would involve a "long, leisurely breakfast" and time on the beach.

She said: "I love breakfast; it's my favourite meal. So a long leisurely breakfast is just beautiful to me. I'd read the papers and go for a swim.

"If I was in Sydney, I love the beach. Even though I'm incredibly pale, I put on these terribly long unattractive rashies, and people laugh at me. My kids laugh at me. But that's what I would do."

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