Easter is coming up and it’s time to start thinking about what you want to do to celebrate this special occasion. Whether you’re going to visit family in another state, or you have loved ones in the same city, it’s a great day to spend with the people you hold dear. Here are a few tips that’ll make your Easter celebrations better than last year:
We love playing board games, especially now the Winter is coming. We were asked to try Qwirkle and we loved it! Think mixing, matching and combine pot luck; then you have this game. It’s a great game for a Sunday afternoon, after a yummy roast dinner – or to play with the family over the Christmas period.
Mealtimes are always an experience for a young family! Sometimes as parents, we forget how diverse the world of food is until we discover the picky eating habits of our kids! Getting little ones to eat vegetables isn’t always easy, but it can be a lot of fun! With the help of Babease, we are exploring some of our favourite ways to help children explore the diverse and nutritious world of veggies. Kids eating more veg is like a constant battle in our house.
Spending time with your family is pretty important to help you de-stress and remind you of the close bond you share with your loved ones. In fact, quality time with family is associated with improved mental and physical health and a boost in self-confidence. However, with the kind of busy lives we lead, it is natural to not be able to make a lot of time. This is why it is a good idea to avail any and every opportunity you get and make the most of it. Also, with the English weather you always need an alternative, so Summer fun indoor activities are essentials.
We’d all love for parenting to be easy. But, eventually, conflict enters the picture and every day can be a struggle. As parents, we’d love for our kids to pull their weight. But, unfortunately they can get into bad habits. And that’s what leads to arguments. Creating an alliance with your kids is a tough one to master, but it is the solution.
Recently, with lockdowns and a lot of life changes, we have got out of routine. Somedays seem harder than others and the children’s behaviour goes from brilliant to frustrated and tired quite quickly. We have explored a lot of ways to try and bring a little more routine and happiness to our days. One of my favourite changes is bringing back bedtime reading and In the book have helped us do this.
Did you know that cooking with your kids is one of the best ways to help their cognitive development? Aside from being a fun process that ends in tasty dishes, cooking with children is also a fantastic way to help your budding junior chefs develop necessary academic, cognitive and motor skills. Cooking with children is also a great way to instil healthy eating habits and expand their palette to new, interesting and healthy ingredients that they may not otherwise have a chance to experience.
This book, by Judy Bartkowiak, is just a perfect reflective book for 2020. During the first lockdown families had to contend with homeschooling, working full time and juggling day to day things on top. It was a very testing time for a lot of families. This book, Understanding children and teens, is a coaching tool to help you understand your children and encourage positive behaviour, despite all the stresses going on around us.