Only give you out birthday invitations at school if you are inviting your child’s entire class. Otherwise post them or hand inviting your child’s entire class. Otherwise post them or hand them to the invitees in person. If the children are old enough to follow instructions, write please be discreet about having been invited where it will be noticed. This will avoid upsetting the feelings of children who have not been invited.
Take it easy. Before you accept a party invitation to an inconvenient venue, check that your children want to go. If they are just as happy to stay at home or to do something locally, you can spare yourself the time and effort.
Make milestone memories for your kids – A trip to see where they were born, a meeting with a person whom they admire, a surprise party, the chance to do something they have always wanted to do. Such high points become milestones in the memory of childhood. Record the event on camera and if possible, get your child to write an account, which they can enjoy rereading when they are older. Also, ask your kids for suggestions – they may come up with something exciting and original based on their particular interests.
Undertaken with a sense of fun, these can be more rewarding for little ones than grandiose and expensive trips. Take a bag of outdoor toys a ball. some bats, a Frisbee, a pull-along dog or whatever they enjoy and simply hang out in the park.
Have a sports morning. Have a regular time and venue in the park so that any children who are interested can play football or another sport together at the weekend. Send a flyer around your child’s class to ensure a reasonable turnout. Parents of those who show up can share the supervision and coaching.
Get a training ball for cricket. This looks just like a hard cricket ball but it is made of rubber so is far less likely to cause injury.
Get on your bike. Take your children somewhere grassy and gently sloping to teach them to ride.
Don’t put the pressure on to get the stabilisers off, just encourage them to enjoy the independence of cycling and sooner or later they will progress without your needing to say a word. Go out together on your bikes and ride as a family. It’s fun, great exercise and a good way to teach them road and cycle safely.
You can always contact me to photograph those moment so you can have some nice family portrait at the park!
Children excel at having bizarre ideas: they want to wear a tea cosy to the park, can convince themselves that they are invisible and develop friendship with household objects.
if there is not harm in it, relax, enjoy the fun and let them be as eccentric ad they like.
Be franciful. young children will be delighted to believe that “dancing lady” fuchsia flowers do ballet at night, that the crosses that separate telephone wires are kisses being send down the lines or that the tooth fairy is building her house out of teeth, there are not lies, they are the fables children crave.
Invent games. There is never “nothing to play with” or “nothing to do”. Teach your children how to invent games: boules played with pebbles, shadow tag, sand drawing, relay races, dances with simple moves. There are more games and activities in a lively imagination than in the best stocked toyshop.
How about showing your children how to take photos or be models even?
These days, you do not need to buy films and cost nothing to develop or edit photos that
you have taken. Show them your work, let them take photos to see how it turns out.
You will be surprised!