Every parent wants the absolute best for their child, but sometimes it’s hard to find the balance between looking after them and challenging them. Puzzles, projects and sport for kids can all go a long way in preparing them for the future, but how do you make sure you’re not pushing them too hard? To help you out with this little dilemma, here are some tips on why it might be worth developing your child’s skills through fun, stimulating activities, even from an early age. Continue reading “The Benefits Of Developing Your Child’s Skills From An Early Age”
Keeping the children entertained during the weekend can sometimes feel like a difficult challenge. If you have run out of ideas on how to keep them occupied, you have come to the perfect place. Check out the six fun weekend activities your kids will love.
- Visit a Zoo
Your children will love seeing different animals at the zoo, such as elephants, monkeys, and tigers. Many zoos also offer an affordable family pass, so it can be a cheap day out. It’s bound to be an entertaining day that your children will remember for many years to come, and you could even buy them a keepsake from the gift store, so they will have a much-loved keepsake from the family day out.
- Book Tickets to a Theme Park
Your kids will bounce up and down once you tell them you’ve booked tickets to a fantastic theme park, such as Universal Orlando, Legoland, or SeaWorld. They will love riding roller coasters and watching family-friendly entertainment. It’s a thrilling activity they’re unlikely to forget in a hurry, so book tickets to a theme park at ticketsales.com.
- Go Rollerblading
Rollerblading can be a fun activity for all ages. It doesn’t matter if your child is 5 or 15, they will love putting on a pair of rollerblades and gliding from A to B. It’s, therefore, the ideal activity for all the family, and it can help improve everyone’s health and fitness levels. Yet, it’s important to provide them with protective gear to ensure they are safe whilst having fun, so they can reduce the risk of injury if they fall.
- Explore Exhibitions at a Local Museum
Museums can provide your kids with hours of fun, as they can explore different exhibits on different topics. It’s a fun and cultural activity that could support your child’s education, as they’ll learn plenty of interesting facts throughout the day. Most museums also offer special promotions, weekly discounts, and even free admission on specific days, so do a little research to time your visit well.
- Enjoy a Family Bike Ride
If your children spend far too much time on the couch during weekends, you should encourage everyone to go on a family bike ride. You, your partner, and the kids can cycle your way across the neighbourhood or through the local park, so you can each become more physical activity while enjoying some fresh air. Ensure your kids also have helmets on to ensure their safety while cycling and don’t forget to pack plenty of bottled water to avoid dehydration and increase their energy levels.
- Go on a Mini Road Trip
Pack a suitcase, grab the kids, and head off on a long weekend adventure. Write a bucket list of activities you want to experience throughout the weekend, so your children can visit different attractions and see new sights on your mini road trip. Don’t forget to book hotels in advance, so you will have a safe, comfortable place to stay each night on your travels.
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Preparing to bring a new arrival home from hospital is an important task and one area I have been thinking about is something that will help to make Jake feel included and entertained whilst I am nursing his baby brother; a nursing box. This will be a special box that he can go to at anytime for when he is feeling bored or possibly left out and will keep him happily occupied whilst I am otherwise engaged. I know he will have a good understanding at his age but it will all still be very strange and new to him and as he has been the only child for 4 years I want him to feel as though his needs are also being thought about.
So, I have had a little hunt around on the internet to find items that will suit his needs and these are what have grabbed my attention and are going on my wishlist. Continue reading “Nursing Box Ideas To Keep Your Toddler Entertained”
One of the best ways to encourage children to learn and develop is to make the experience fun, and enjoyable, which is why sensory play can play a crucial part in the development of your child. There is an excellent article online which explains the importance of this type of play and the benefits that it has for children, and may give you some ideas to ignite the imagination of your child.
Here is a summary of what sensory play is and how it is essential for your child to develop as they should. Continue reading “Helping To Develop Your Child Through Sensory Play”
Leaving your 9-5 daily grind once you have children can seem like the dream choice. You’ve probably spent years wishing you didn’t have to commute to work, thinking how lovely it would be to get all those jobs done around the house, staying on top of the chores and spending coffee breaks in a cafe whilst chatting with friends. Oh, how the imagination can run away with you! In reality being a stay at home Mum can be far more lonely, much harder work than any job you’ve ever had, you can feel as though some days you are living in Groundhog day and at times, it can leave you feeling isolated. Continue reading “17 Ways To Ensure You Don’t Feel Down as a Stay at Home Mum”
I don’t really remember how I felt as a child during the summer holidays. I know my Mum always tried to fit in fun activities to keep us entertained and we would have a holiday but as a young child, those memories of how I felt have all gone. So, as a first time Mum this is my first experience of having a child off school, well pre-school, for the holidays. I had visions of fun, Continue reading “Is It Time To Reduce The Summer Holidays?”
Ahhhh, the summer holidays, the time of year when you get to spend more time with your kids, where routines and school runs go out of the window, the time of year when you romanticise how special every moment is going to be… shame reality takes over eh! Continue reading “The Summer Holidays: Expectations Vs Reality”