With an ever-increasing number of mothers trying to balance demanding careers and family life, it sometimes seems difficult to find time to spend with our kids.
The truth is, while your son would welcome an hour playing ball, this “all or nothing” approach is adding unnecessary pressure on parents. Kids don’t expect much; a little time out with you goes a long way in their lives. Even a few minutes to connect each day will do wonders.
Below are a few games you can play with your kids. They’re brain boosting games that help kids learn through repetition and they also develop problem solving skills. Play them in the car on the way to school, when you’re trapped inside thanks to rain or when you’re waiting for a waiter to bring your food at the restaurant.
License plate mathematics
Ask your child to add up the numbers in the license plate of the car in front of you. For older kids, try subtracting, multiplying, dividing. If your child struggles with number or is still young, keep an abacus in the car to help him with sums.
Ask your child to spell words of things you see around you. Teach younger children to learn...
Most moms are familiar with that sinking feeling when you open your child’s lunchbox at the end of the day, only to discover your kids hardly touched the lunch you made. So how do you avoid this? An easy solution: Offer them a little of everything, also known as a “Bento Box Lunch”.