Spending sometime together with family is very important; children enjoy and wait to spend quality time with their parents. This helps them learn a lot of different things and also keeps the family connected. Busy schedules leave us very little time to spend with the family but scheduling sometime during the day and spending this precious time with the children keeps everyone in the family happy.
Here are a few things we can do with our children:
Read a few poems together: Almost everyone loves listening to stories but how about listening to a few poems for a change? Try reading a few interesting poems together this can be fun.
Write a story together: Most times we just pick up a book and start reading to the children, but how about writing a short story together, this sure is fun. Children love to come up with different characters, and settings, and learn new words. This teaches them to frame sentences helps them learn how to write the beginning, the end and also a moral for the story. This can be very interesting as the children enjoy writing a story.
Take the camcorder and record a few small incidents: Shooting a short video is often fun. I enjoy taking short videos around the house. Taking a video of your children playing with the pet, watch mom-cook dinner in the kitchen or dad watering the plants in the garden. Watching these videos together is something we all enjoy.
Share an incident from the day: There is always something to share with the children, especially an incident that occurred while travelling to work, or at work. Children enjoy listing to these incidents and parents enjoy talking about these incidents to them.
Tell them about your childhood: There is always a lot to talk about your childhood, the games we would play, the television shows and movies we would enjoy watching while growing up.
Look at the stars: This is my favorite I often enjoy looking at stars with my children, believe me-this is so much of fun especially during summer.
Help them write in the dairy: Writing in a diary or in a journal can be fun; this helps children remember learn a lot and. This also helps them improve on their writing skills.
Play a game: Children enjoy some time together and especially with a game. Some games do not consume a lot of time and children too enjoy playing them. Games like tic tact toe or carom are not very time consuming spending sometime playing these simple games with the children is surely something they enjoy.
Listen to some favorite songs: We all like listening to songs, some like old classics some of us enjoy listening to new ones. Listening to a few songs together is often fun. Learning the lyrics is often fun.
Listen to a story: Children enjoy listening to stories on CD’s having a collection and listening to these stories together with them helps them improve on their listening skills. Most times these stories end up with a good moral, which often helps us learn some important things.
Spending some time during the day with children is fun!