Kids have a habit of getting up before dawn on special occasions, so put the clocks beside their beds and tell them that they are not allowed to get up before a certain hour. If they can’t yet tell the time, set the alarm and warn them not to rise before it;s gone off. The knowledge that they won’t be allowed to pen presents or start the fun too early can deter then from waking at the crack of them.
Be kind, though- waiting is very hard when you are little, so let them get up a little in advance of the usual time.
Carpet the floor with balloons and invite the children to be balloonatics, running jumping batting and buffing each other. Put on some music and you have a cheap and cheerful kids party activity. Avoid overinflating the balloons or they will burst very easily and the fun will be over al too soon.
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Be it the theatre, concerts, puppet shows or street performnces. Children are often passive when watching TV but will respond animately at a live show, aware that the performers can see and hear them. Kids also focus better on live shows as there aren’t competing entreatments and distractions of home.
Have a city day. Out and about in cafes, museums, shops and seeing the sights. Plan a day of fun for your child or if your kids are older, buy a public transport day pass and just go roving wherever the fancy takes you.
Visit unusual places. Widen your horizons by taking your children to some unusual places that aren’t on the standard kids’ itinerary : these might include antiques emporia, cemeteries, workshops, follies and other extraordinary buildings. Tell them stories and have some facts at your fingertips to bring these places alive in the imagination.
Break the routine. Families can end up doing roughly the same thing every day of the working week, so it’s worth sometimes trying to break the mould. You might have a picnic dinner on a rug in the garden or at the park., take the homework to a cafe, go for an evening swim or call a friend round on the spur of the moment. Little highlights will invigorate you and your kids.