16 Mar How to Spend Quality Time With Your Kids
In a world filled with busyness it can be challenging to balance all the important things in life. Although very rewarding, being a parent and managing quality time with your family can be challenging. The use of phones, TV and other distraction devices is a hard habit to break. We wanted to share some tips on how to create more memories with your kids that doesn’t cost a fortune. This blog offer advice on how to spend quality time with your kids…
One of the best parts of being a parent is that you get to play like a kid! The simplest way to spend quality time with your kids is to play with them. You can play just about anywhere! If you’re at home, pop yourself on the floor with toys, books and music and spend an hour or two doing whatever comes naturally. If it’s a nice day, take your little one for a play outside. If you’d prefer to get out and about, join a playgroup or visit a kid friendly venue that offers facilities to help ‘the play’. The Beachouse has play castles, slides, a ball pit and plenty more for you and your kids to have a play on.
“Reading and sharing stories can: help your child become familiar with sounds, words, language and the value of books. spark your child’s imagination, stimulate curiosity and help his brain development.”*
Pick a quite spot inside or outside and spend some time reading with your child. You could bundle reading time up with a snack, drink or their favourite cuddly toy. Our top picks are:
- Anything from Dr Seuss
- The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- The Aunties Three by Nick Bland
- Do Not Open This Book by Andy Lee
*Source: Raising Children
Crafts are therapeutic for kids and adults and the perfect way to spend quality time with the kids. Here’s some ideas of easy to do crafts:
- Make your own playdough
- Paint a picture of your family
- Make your own tie dye T-Shirt
- Make a mask
Cook or Bake
Get messy in the kitchen with your kids! Bake cookies, a cake or cook dinner for the family with your kids. They’ll learn a lot through the experiencing – counting, measuring, weighing, etc. As an extra bit of fun you could create your own cookbook with your kids, writing up their favourite meals and getting them to decorate the book.
Build a Fort
Collect stick, scraps and any other bits and bobs that would make a good outdoor fort! If you’d prefer to keep it inside a pillow and blanket fort is just as much fun.
There are plenty more ways to spend quality time with the kids. The most important thing is that you give them the time they need and deserve. Do you have any tips for spending quality time with the kids? Leave a comment below!