Written by Pradeep
Many people look at Friday with the intent of having a party. However, the bliss of motherhood agrees with the fact that during a long-awaited Friday evening – you want to spend quality time with the kids over the weekend at home. This helps you develop deeper and better relationships with your kids.
Busy lives and hectic schedules do not allow us to have a lot of time with our children. Come the weekend, and, we all want to spend some quality time with the kids and the family. This article provides ten ideas to help you to spend some quality time with your child.
All kids yearn for their parents’ attention. Kids love to be the center of the world for their parents. Spending time with children makes them more settled and secure and holds a great value for encouraging bonding between the parents and the children. However, carving quality time with kids is not easy for parents and needs some planning.
Undivided attention, even if it is for short spans in a day or a week, lets parents feel closer to their kids, developing empathy for them and understanding them better. And the more parents understand the kids, the easier it is to make kids understand the parents.
When parents enter the kid’s world of excitement and imagination, listen to their stories of curiosity and awe, and surrender completely to them, the relationship transforms in such a way that kids experience life deeply.
So, here are intermediate ideas for spending a Friday evening or getting into the weekend mode along with your tiny tots. These ideas will create a lifetime of memories, as you optimize the quality of time spent with the kids.
Kids come back home with their usual routine with tired faces and heavy bags. How about giving them a crazy evening? Like, face painting together. Both mom and the child can just wear some old pajamas and keep newspapers on the floor as a precautionary measure. Now give your child the freedom of painting your face. You can paint them back as well! All it takes is a neat bath for you, and your child becomes excited to the core.
The same craze can be done by hand painting (on paper) / fabric painting (with our old clothes) or painting all empty boxes (like vim box/coin box). Playing with paints and color on anything is just fun and this boosts your child’s creativity.
It can either be your friends and all kids or the best is to have your kid and his/her friends with mommies, the kids can enjoy their cartoon movie where moms can do their “getting along” chit chat. This is best in a theater if your little master is so cooperative, or you can arrange a playdate at your home.
If you are planning to do an end-to-end cleaning of the house over the weekend, then this Friday is the best time to invite your little one’s buddies home for a playdate. Buckets of popcorn, some fresh juice, some finger foods should make the party yummy for the little tummies. They can just get the baby hangover by spending fun time with their friend’s post which you can happily clean the house before putting that “Be clean” board.
Engaging in gardening is one of the ways to spend quality time with your child. You can spend some time with your child on planting a few plants, watering, and clicking pics to track the progress. Each weekend can be a routine few minutes of gardening. This will make your child conscious about the environment and she will always feel close to nature.
The latest trend is here to color your weekend crazy. Bring out the little director in your little one and make a small movie video or reels. That will make you laugh out loud.
If it is a rainy day, don’t miss the chance to get back to your childhood with your kids. Switch on the geyser, get the towel and hairdryer ready and go out, play with nature along with your kids.
What if it’s not raining or your child might easily catch a cold? The substitute is Bubble play. Get the weapons set to make the place soapy, but it’s another game that takes you to childhood.
How about you spend a nice time in a pedicure or a spa and the little one working out on a new makeover? New looks always give new energy.
When a child is around, “cooking” is a scary word. But, have you thought of making a fruit salad Cassata with the kid? Or a smoothie? Or a bread pudding? Try the fun, you will admire your little chef seriously working around with the slurpy tongue.
All you have to do is choose a dish that has no cooking and smoke around. Also, keep the electric appliances and sharp objects out of reach of your child. Planning to cook with your child? Click here.
A piggy bank habit or learning with fun kinds of activities? Only if your little one is in a nerdy mood 🙂 You get map puzzles or spell bees online. Get on the laptop or the system and you will get loads of activities to choose from.
Today’s kids can be our teachers when it comes to ideas to play with technology, do some funny app time with the kid, and be obedient students to your little master.
Have you chosen your option from the list? 🙂
My Child is a Fussy Eater – How Can I Boost Their Immunity? by Dr. Sagar Bhattad
Immune Boosters – Can They Help My Child Recover From a Bad Viral Fever? by Dr. Sagar Bhattad
Neuroblastoma in Children – Stages, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment by Dr. Stalin Ramprakash
Rhabdomyosarcoma in Children(RMS) – Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment by Dr. Stalin Ramprakash
All Wheezes Are Not Asthma in Children by Dr. Srikanta J T
Bronchoscopy For Children – What To Expect by Dr. Srikanta J T