Kindergym: Fulfilling Your Toddler’s Need for Physical Activity
In the past, parents fulfill their toddlers need for physical activity by encouraging their children to spend their time outside to play, explore nature and have fun. Part of this unstructured activity is active play that promotes creativity, social interaction and independence. These days, a lot of busy parents would rather use toys and digital gadgets, without realizing that toddlers require physical activity to boost their health and development. Kindergym can help improve that part in your baby’s life.
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Exciting Ways to Bond with Your Baby – Bring on the Fun!
The majority of the busy parents believes that working their “fingers to the bone” is a manifestation of their love for their children. While work can put food on the table and provide for everything, it also takes away most of your waking hours and opportunity to bond with your baby & family.
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If you’re a hobbyist, gardening is something you would love to teach your children. For the young ones to appreciate gardening, it is fundamental that they realize it is a fun activity than work. As they get to enjoy the fruits of their “fun,” they will discover that it is a hobby worth keeping growing up.
How can you make gardening fun for them? With their penchant for color, grow a rainbow garden that will attract kids and that is also easy to take care for. Introduce to them some easy rainbow garden crafts to stimulate their creativity and make the garden vibrant.
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Since summer is the time when children create fun memories with family and friends, it is best to have a couple of activities to do even when you are at home. Your children will recall and cherish all the camping trips, picnics at the park, road trips, and such. They will also remember the fun times they had at home when budget was limited or you got too busy.
Instead of constantly booking expensive water parks, why not enjoy some activities in the comfort of your own home without sacrificing the level of summer fun? Here are three do-it-yourself activities to keep your kids preoccupied and entertained indoors during the summer break. These are easy and most simply require things you already have at home. To have guaranteed indoor fun with kids, modify or pick other activities to suit their ages and interests.
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Kitchen Jobs for Kids
Have you ever been bothered by your kids while preparing a meal or have declared the kitchen as a no kid zone? Perhaps you should rethink your decision if you know the different benefits parents and kids can gain from them helping in the kitchen. It’s not really about making a chef out of each child or getting free help, it is more about what you can create together.
There are certain kitchen jobs for your kids in the kitchen. They can measure and help you prepare your ingredients. They will certainly have fun cracking and whisking eggs, pouring and dumping liquids, kneading flour mixtures or forming shapes from them. Let creativity flow by letting them help with garnishing or decorating the dish or cake. With all the ensuing mess, you can teach them responsibility by letting them do some simple cleaning up tasks too.
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A lot of parents now days are concerned about their kids not being as active as kids of the previous generation. If you are one of these parents, perhaps it is time to take a step back and stop blaming gadgets, games and modern entertainment. Yes, these do play a part in your child’s desire to stay cooped up in their rooms, however, they are not the only ones at fault. Parents must also motivate their kids to become active by setting up fun family outdoor activities for them. This not only fosters closeness in the family, group activities is also a good medium for exercising and keeping healthy.
There are days when mums get tired too, or there are just too much chores to finish that they need some extra time on their hands. Times like these you would appreciate having a stock of stuff and ideas for your pre-schoolers to do while you get to lie down for a brief moment or take a breather in between chores. Some safe indoor games would be ideal so they get busy while you snatch the time to do your own thing; here are some:
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When the sun hides behind dark clouds and all you get is a downpour, better get ready as your active kids are most likely to get bored. If you have been quite busy yourself, you can look at a rainy day as a good time to have fun with the whole family. This way, rainy days will come to hold a special meaning for each one of you. What can be a perfect rainy day for you and your kids?