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.
Every family has its stories, myths and legends. If you enjoyed hearing them as a child, pass them on – duly embellished to your own off spring. if possible, add a few contemporary tales of your own to the family collection.
Encourage your kids to entertain themselves by giving them books, paper, colouring pens, games, puzzles, construction toys, playing cards, simple musical instruments and dressing up clothes. Kids have hungry little minds and throughout childhood need a good range of things to play with.
Let kids plan organise. Children adore being allowed to put their ideas into action, so as far as possible let them device their own fun. They might design or assemble fancy-dress costumes, come up with an idea for a school fete stall, plan games and activities for a get together at home or choose and wrap presents. Whatever the task, let them run with it. Don’t take over.
Another way of passing on stories has to be sharing your old photos. Your grand father, grand mother, when your children was bone, when your children become one, when your children stand up for the first time. There are a lot of opportunities that you get your photos taken.
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