School holidays are just around the corner and we’re on a mission to help parents stop dreading it and start getting excited! The most common reason we experience stress around these times is because we’re unprepared. We have the goal to be prepared, then we blink at it begins tomorrow! Don’t let that happen to you these school holidays, we have one week to go so let’s start planning! We will be doing a two part blog for the school holidays. This week we will be giving you some ideas if your kids range from ages 5 to 11.
We’re realists; we know that for working parents, it’s unrealistic to expect that you will be able to spend an entire day devoting your undivided attention to your children. Everything in life doesn’t stop because the kids have a 2 week break. However that one hour you can devote time to them is so beneficial to help you connect and to create amazing memories for years to come!
Try to turn your phone off for 1 hour a day to connect with your child – no calls, emails or texts! Utilise that one hour to enjoy some of the fun activities we’ve suggested below.
Organise a play date with a friend and their children or friends from school. There are many indoor play centres where the kids can run amuck and you can enjoy a coffee with a friend and catch up. Win-win! Even pack a picnic and a ball and head down to a park where the kids can enjoy the jungle gym and you can run around with them. Parks are great for scavenger hunts!
Children in years 3 to 6 have such a colourful imagination, so it’s time to harness that! Why not buy some pots and some paint so the kids can paint a pot ready to plant a mini herb garden! You can use their herbs in a once they’ve grown when you have a cooking night with the kids.
Next week we will give some suggestions for kids aged 12 to 17, so stay tuned!
Written by Chloe Heselden