09 November 2015

My Favorite Ways to Spend Time With My Kids

Being a mommy, I love to spend time with my children in a social context. It’s nice to interact with them in a way that isn’t telling them to go do their homework or chores! This is a list of a few of my favorite things to do with my kids.

Movie Night

One of my favorite pastimes is having a movie night (or day) with the children. Kids develop tastes and interests very quickly. So at a young age I might find myself sitting through several different movies a week. Some weeks it might be the same thing over and over again. But I love seeing how my children react to films and how they experience things for the first time. I would recommend you try to have a movie day with the children at least once a week.

Arts and Crafts

If you have the time and space, I would suggest you think about having arts and crafts sessions with your kids. It’s important to make sure that they are supervised, of course, but this is an excellent idea. I love to spend time with my children doing art and craft bits. It’s a way for us to work together as a team, and it helps to develop creativity and interest. Whether we’re making hanging bats for Halloween, or picture frames with macaroni, I love our crafts days. You need to spend some time getting creative with your kids. It will help them develop important skills and help nurture their brains.

Day Out

When you are a full-time parent, it can be difficult to get any time out of the house. This is especially true if you are working as well. I always try to make sure I take at least one day a month to have a day out with the kids. This is something I think is very important because it allows the children to experience the outside world. And it gives me a break from being cooped up inside all day long. Days out for kids are important for stimulation and education. And that’s why I value them so highly for my own children.

Play Date

I feel it’s important for my kids to get out there and make friends with other children. Until they hit school age, it can be tricky to facilitate this. And that’s one of the things I love about play dates. They are an excellent way to give the kids some social interaction, and I get to spend time with another mommy too! If you haven’t tried a play date yet, I would certainly suggest trying it out once. It’s not for everyone, and it may not be for you. But it’s one of my favorite things to do with my kids.

As a mother, I pride myself in spending as much time as I can with my kids. And I’m not talking about all the normal mother stuff like feeding and changing them. I mean spending time with them just hanging out! It’s amazing to observe them and see how they develop personalities and interests. This is my list of some of my favorite things to do with my kids. I hope you like it and take some inspiration from it.

Disclosure:  This is a contributed post. 

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