When the schools are shut, it’s up to you to keep the children entertained, and that can certainly be easier said than done. Although, saying that, there is plenty of things to be doing that both include technology and don’t include it. With that in mind, here are some top tips to keep your children entertained during the school holidays.
Stream Your Favorite Entertainment
Streaming your favorite entertainment, whether you’re partial to a cult movie or a binge-worthy reality television series, can be a great way of blasting through an afternoon or morning. It’s important that your children are getting a healthy dose of television time but that you are also trying to give them something varied. Sitting in front of the television and using TroyPoint is a great way to share some of your old favorite classics with your children. Being able to pass on movies or television shows that you watch as a child can be a lot of fun, and it’s certainly worth doing during the holidays where your children will be itching to do something with their time off. If you have time off from work, then this can be an even better opportunity to spend some quality time with one another and to just relax.
Get Baking In The Kitchen
There’s nothing better than getting yourself into the kitchen and having the time to bake some delicious treats. Not only does it spark excitement for your children but also the inner kid in you too. Baking is a great way of introducing your kids to the world of cooking, which is a skill they’re going to need very much when they venture into adult life. So why not give them the opportunity to bake more in the kitchen and to get involved with the cooking that might be worth doing when they’re old enough to help out.
Go On A Picnic
A picnic is a lovely opportunity to get yourself and your children outside with some fresh air. And it’s something that you can do all year round, providing the weather is dry enough to sit down on the grass. Take yourself and your children to a nearby park or beach and have a picnic together where there’s no technology involved. Take some food and snacks, as well as any toys or activities you can do together as a family. It’s important to try and spend some family time with one another where possible.
Do Some Painting
And finally, for those who have a bit more creativity in their bones, it’s worth getting the paper and paints out to do some painting. For younger kids, it might be worth cutting up a few vegetables in order to make stamps out of them. It’s a bit different than simply using paintbrushes. If you’re really feeling in a messy mood, then you can always get stuck in with your hands and feet.
Keeping children entertained during the holidays might be challenging, but it’s a good time to connect with your kids!
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