When you’re a parent, the days can seem repetitive. It’s like Groundhog Day, with deja vu cropping up at every turn. It’s not good – it can feel like you’re losing your mind! However, you just need to embrace some new things and take another direction in order to mix things up a little. Spending quality time with your kids is imperative. Before you know it, they will be grown up and off to college. Here are a few tips in getting you to spend quality time with your kids:
Start to Craft
Children love to craft at any age. It’s something about the combination of mess and creativity that blossoms into something beautiful that intrigues them. The pride that you see on your child’s face when they’ve finished a craft is something can’t be bottled up and brought. Furthermore, there are so many crafts that are available on Pinterest. Kids are happy with a piece of paper and some paint. If you’re unable to run to the craft store, you can purchase craft items online at sites like www.hyglossproducts.com. Making things like cards, posters and portraits for people that they love is personal, and you can’t buy in any shop.
Begin to Sing
Think you know all of the children’s nursery rhymes and children’s songs? You’re wrong! Nobody knows them all, and it’s always fun to learn new ones. It helps break up the monotony of singing the same thing over and over. And in more scientific terms it also benefits your child’s memory. Familiar rhymes and songs will help your children to connect. It also helps them socialize at different events where they are being sung. When they’re confident that they know the nursery or song, it helps them to be a part of the activity. Check out www.YouTube.com and other video sites for children’s songs. Have a sing along with your child.
Learn a Dance
With songs come dances! There are probably dances to some of the songs that you don’t know about. If you can’t find any, make them up yourself. Not only do children love to express themselves with their voice, but they thrive off of being able to move their bodies to the beat.
Write a Book
Finally, sit down together and write down your memories. Or create a story for yourself with all of the things that you love together. It could be a magical tale of fairies and woodland creatures, or maybe you’d just like to detail down your daily walk together. Additionally, a trip to a friends or family member will make a good story too. There are sites online that will help you to design a book. Also, they’re very good at just jotting down thoughts and ideas to use at a later stage in the development of your project. Spending quality time with your kids will create wonderful memories to look back on when they’re older!