Four Activities To Spend Your Day With Your Kids

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<ul><li><p>Spending Your Day offWith the Kids</p><p>BY CAROLE ARGO</p></li><li><p>Children 101Sometimes, raising kids can feel like a full-time</p><p>job. Its made a bit more hectic if you, like many</p><p>mothers do, are also working an actual full-time</p><p>job on top of it.</p><p>So, on more than one or two occasions,</p><p>parenting can be tumultuous and stressful, but</p><p>in the end, its an incredibly rewarding and</p><p>beautiful experience I wouldnt give up for the</p><p>world. </p><p>If your kids are home for a few days, consider</p><p>planning an activity rather than letting them</p><p>run around the house endlessly bored and in</p><p>search of snacks and entertainment.</p></li><li><p>Quick Tips:</p><p>Plan something according to how</p><p>long you and your kids have off (a</p><p>day? a weekend? a summer?)</p><p>Choose activities that you'll BOTH</p><p>enjoy!</p><p>Choose something that allows you to</p><p>bond with your kids instead of sitting</p><p>them in front of the TV.</p></li><li><p>1. A PicnicThere are few things that children enjoy more than eating their</p><p>favorite foods--so take those foods and bring them with you on a</p><p>picnic.</p><p>Lay out a blanket to a park and pour a few glasses of iced tea on a</p><p>nice warm summer afternoon and let the kids run around, eat and</p><p>enjoy themselves. </p></li><li><p>2. Play a Game of Their ChoiceChildren typically do not like adult games, just as adult games arent</p><p>typically overwhelmingly enjoyed by playing Chutes and Ladders.</p><p>But if youve got time to spend with your children, its important</p><p>that they enjoy time spent with mom or dad. If its a rainy afternoon</p><p>or a picnic isnt in the mix, let your kids pick out a game to play and</p><p>sit down and enjoy yourself. </p></li><li><p>3. Take a TripThe duration and distance of the trip can vary depending on how</p><p>much time you have off. If its a day, plan a trip somewhere an hour</p><p>or less away, whether its a park, outdoor theater or to a nice</p><p>restaurant. If youve got a weekend, consider a trip to the beach or a</p><p>camping weekend with the kids. </p></li><li><p>4. Take a WalkUnwinding with a walk as the sun begins to set is a great after-</p><p>dinner activity with your kids that will let them get out some of their</p><p>pent-up energy. Going for a walk is calming and allows you to have a</p><p>chance to talk to your kids, learn more about them and whats going</p><p>on in their lives (if theyre older) or talk to them about yours (if</p><p>theyre younger) and remind them how much you love them (any</p><p>age).</p></li><li><p>CAROLEARGO.ORG</p></li></ul>