5 fun things to do with your child during holidays
Created by Shweta Chopra Updated on Jun 02, 2016
Children are the most prized beings for us…we want to do the best for them, buy them the best, give them the best…but sometimes the best is not enough. What is enough is just spending some time with them. Soon our children will find their own path, their own journey, their own life; why not cherish each phase, each day, each moment to bring out the best in each other. Let’s break the monotony of the same old routine, conversation and energy that we share with our children.
Here are a few ways you can create happier moments with your child.
Let’s begin with brighter holidays:
- Planning to watch a movie But, where a family hardly gets to interact? Why not encourage your child to record a weekend movie for the family during the day –a movie that aims at bringing out the natural humour, emotion and togetherness and therefore create memories of a lifetime..What fun will it be for the family to watch the complete version at the end of the day! As a mom, make the event more special—watch the movie theatre style—popcorns, juice, snacks all laid out, light switched off, phones kept away!
- While our children plan to call their bunch of friends over for lunch, we usually only supervise and slide our way out putting their fun and privacy above our own curiosity to know what they are upto, but it’s time to break the norm and gently break a few walls that teenage builds between parents and children. Children, at any age love to talk provided they know that their privacy will not be taken away forever. Tell your child beforehand that you would love to interact with their friends at a casual level. Bring them the comfort of sharing their views on the many topics that may interest them...use your humour and tell them your teenage stories they can learn from keeping it meaningful yet short. Find your way out depending upon the kind of conversation you have been able to build up. The sense of familiarity with our children’s friends helps us bond better with our own child as it gives them a sense of approval for the kind of people they have chosen as friends and gives us an idea about the kind of friends our child has attracted. Let us not seclude them in the name of the privacy they demand. Your child will thank you for breaking the ice in the long run. We need to set new trends for a healthier tomorrow.
- Forget household chores for a day and just be a child with your child. Wake up late, eat junk in bed for breakfast, take a long lazy bath mid-afternoon and simply lounge around. Hang out in the evening over the door of your house, or near the railing, hands dug deep into pockets mulling over the mundane life etc. For one day, forget being a mommy and be a friend instead.
- Do one thing you have never done with your child earlier—as wacky as sitting on a roller coaster ride, getting wet in the rain or simple as decorating the altar in the house. But you will need to take the initiative to push the child.
- Go out on a date exclusively with your little one. It can be a visit to the mall, a fast food restaurant, a coffee shop…with an agenda for the child’s happiness and no agenda for yourself. Indulge your child.
| Oct 24, 2018
good thanks for sharing
| Jun 03, 2016
Great... Well me and my daughter painted their bed room wall together... So much fun
| Jun 03, 2016
Hey, good activities suggested by Shweta
| Jun 03, 2016
good information. These are fun activities