In the day and age of gadgets and technology, spending time with the family can be a challenge. Nobody ever wants to put their phones and tablets down! Dad is constantly on call for work, while the daughter is chatting her day away with friends. The little one is also busy playing games on his tablet. Mum is now in the dilemma of not knowing how to gather the family for a nice, gadget-free evening at home.
Once in a while, every family needs to have their alone time together. No phones, no tablets, no internet. This is the only way everyone can share their lives without having to deal with that annoying beep that goes on every five seconds. Yes, it may sound boring because you’re just used to having these toys around all day; but it the benefits will show in the long run. So, for this weekend, impose a rule: NO GADGETS.
Here are activities that is fun for everyone and nobody will ever come looking for their phones.
1. Plant an organic herb garden in your backyard.
You can have all the stuff you need for your kitchen. Oregano, rosemary, basil, etc. You name it, you can have it in the comfort of your own backyard. You can also add some other vegetables like carrots, eggplants, tomatoes and cabbage. It’s a good way to show your kids the life cycle of a plant. Time consuming and educational, perfect!
2. Clean the House.
This may seem so tedious for the kids, but this is a great way to spend time together. Working on each room like a team will generate great results, like learning how to clean and being united with the same goal: have a clean house.
3. Play time!
The best time to let the children want to spend time with you is by doing something they will like or already do. They will see how much fun you also want to have. Kids have a perception that parents are boring. Delete that stigma and show them how to what you got. A visit to a trampoline park will elicit the biggest of hugs from your kids. Or your can purchase your own trampoline for easy access at home.
Bonding with the kids doesn’t have to be expensive. What matters is the what you do including the efforts you are willing to initiate to build a stronger relationships with them. So better do it now while they are still young and let the memories stay in their hearts forever.