Everyone loves their children more than anything in the whole world.
However, it becomes hard for parents to spend quality time with kids due to busy schedules.
Therefore, to help you find ways to make the most out of your bond with little ones, below are some hacks that you can easily utilize to plan cheerful and learning-centered activities.
So, without wasting any more time, scroll down further, read till the end, and thank us later! 😉
1. Do Chores Together
There are endless opportunities to utilize when it comes to spending quality time with kids.
Number one of these includes doing chores together.
These chores can range from cooking, baking, organizing kids’ room, decluttering, and a lot more, together.
The reasons why such tasks are actually thought to be beneficial to get closer to your kids are that:
- You guys can have fun while doing some of your mandatory day-to-day tasks.
- Kids can learn new skills like cooking one of their favorite dishes or baking their favorite cake while you supervise them.
- Such tasks are among the great ways to teach your kids some basic life lessons like staying organized and looking after themselves when parents are not around.
2. Take Them On Morning Walks With You
How often have you thought you can’t find time to spend quality time with kids just because you are too busy focusing on your physical health?
Well, how about if we tell you that it is actually a great opportunity to grab and stay with your children longer than expected?
If you nodded in unison, don’t hold yourself back to get your little ones on board with you to get fit and healthy.
By this, we mean that you can take them on the morning walks with them, or if they don’t feel like waking up early in the morning, you can plan some evening walks with them.
This will help you in more than one way.
For example, you will get the time to have meaningful conversations with them while adopting healthy habits like taking care of their body in the form of brisk walks and exercises.
3. Get Artistic, Together!
When you want to spend some quality time with kids, you want things or activities that prove to be cheerful and best for their learning abilities, right?
Therefore, painting and drawing are something we believe can do the exact job for you and your little munchkins.
Moreover, artistic activities are naturally known to boost a child’s creativity, thought process, imaginative ideas, and a lot more.
So, when you are running out of ideas about what to do next and how to make the time you guys have got meaningful and memorable, simply grab your painting pens for interactive coloring, paper, or whiteboard, and you guys are good to go!
4. Let Them Be Your Mentors
Just like adults, children love it when they are listened to and appreciated.
Yes, you read that right!
It helps them in self-confidence and better decision making.
So, next time you want to spend quality time with kids, let them be your mentor for a day or two.
It will let you completely surrender your powers and orders as a parent and listen to what they have got to say on day-to-day tasks.
Moreover, you will be able to examine how they approach different mundane tasks, and then you can help them learn better about those tasks in some other way.
5. Create A Bedtime Ritual
There’s no denying the fact that mornings are always crazy.
Your kids are supposed to reach their school on time, you are getting late for your work, breakfast is still to be prepared, and a lot more.
So, you hardly get the time to talk to your kids in a peaceful way.
This is the reason why creating a bedtime ritual will help you spend quality time with kids, that too in a meaningful way.
You can choose anything like giving each member 5 minutes to tell how their day was, talking about anything that made them happy or sad, anything they are trying to cop personally, or about academic stress.
The list never ends.
All you have got to do is pick options that turn out to be a valuable addition for you guys as a family.
6. Play What They Want To
Sometimes, when it comes to spending quality time with kids, you should give in to their choices or games.
This is important because it will let them know that their choices and feelings matter the most to you instead of the other way around.
Moreover, you will be able to explore the horizons of your children’s imaginative ideas to play, have fun, and how it is important for them.
What are your thoughts about the hacks listed above to help you spend quality time with kids?
Do let us know in the comments section below!
Who am I? A Montessori educator.
What a pleasure to recognize and interpret each child’s needs!
How exciting to help children become self-reliant and support them in their process of self-development.
I am also truly passionate about guiding adults in building their relationship with children.