These recent years, in most families, both husband and wife choose to work to provide for their family. Occupied with work, most parents do not really have time to tend to their children’s needs.
As it is difficult for parents to find time to entertain their children, here are a 6 Simple and fun activities to do with your children.
1- Story time!
If you do not have much time to read bedtime stories to your children, just tell them real time stories of daily happenings about your work or the people around you. Then, let them share their stories with you. Pay close attention to everything that they tell you since those information are useful for both parties to get to know each other better.
2- Cooking together
Children love to chill around in the kitchen when their mother is busy preparing lunch or dinner in the kitchen. Why not let them help around the kitchen as well? Start with easy task such as asking them to find the ingredients needed. This will help the children to identify and name the ingredients. If you are baking, ask them to stir, mix, or knead the dough so they can practice on their motor skills.
3- Washing car
Water is children’s all time favourite. Use this opportunity to involve your children while washing your car! They can learn many things from this activity. For example, you can teach them the importance of conserving water. Avoid using hose to wash the car, just use water in a bucket to control the amount of water you used. This will show to the children that water is precious and it should not be wasted. Other than that, they can learn about hygiene and values of working together.
Just do simple gardening with your kids using mini pot with flowers or seeds of plants that are easy to be planted and easy to care for. While teaching them on how to plant the flowers or seeds, your children can learn about types of flowers and fruits, what they need to grow and survive, etc. The good thing is you can train them to water the plant and nurture their values to appreciate and be good to nature.
Do simple relaxing activities with your children during weekend or in the evening to encourage the children to love sports and to promote healthy lifestyle. For instance, you can play badminton with the children, jogging, cycling, fishing, walking in the park, and go for a picnic. These activities can help to strengthen the family bonds not just between parents with the children but also among the siblings
6- Explore and learn!
Last but not least, you may explore the wonder of knowledge with your children by doing experiments. Spark kit is available for purchase now! You can teach your children about colours using ‘The Magical Colour Mixing’ kit or you can show them the function of our lungs using ‘The Incredible Lung Model’ kit and many more!
In conclusion these 6 simple and fun activities are applicable to all families. Neither one is better than another so no matter what you choose to do, just do something that you will enjoy as much as your children. After all, those meaningful moments of being together are all that matters.