Do It Yourself – Kids!!!

Hey Mommies,

I m back and as promised I shall share some activities kids would love to do it themselves leaving you with some spare time for the time being.

Readers caution: Mommies will have to help their dear little ones in starting most of these activities and clearing it all up in the end ๐Ÿ˜‰

Activity#1. Jr. Scientist

Give your kids some flour, colouring agents,water and dried leaves, a bowl, glass and a spoon. See what a lovely paste they make. This is my son’s most favourite pass time while I m cooking and he calls it a dangerous chemical to kill all mosquitoes B-)

Activity#2 Jr. Engineer

If you have some spare dabbas at home, it ll make another great time pass as your li’l one will have fun arranging and rearranging them, stacking them etc… It is similar to playing withย building blocks set but a little more fun as they get to use mommies kitchen items

Activity#3 Jr. Painter

Leave your little one with a set of water colors and painting brush and see what a mess he makes. U can control the mess though…. I usually stick some sheets on the wall so that they are spared.

Activity#4 Asst. Helper

Give your kid some atta ka dough and enjoy while he creates different shapes out of it or just simply sticks it on the floor. Similar to a play- doh thing.

Hope your little ones enjoy playing this as much as my tiny tot does. Share if you have any other fun games for the kids. Keeping kids occupied constructively is the most challenging part of motherhood.

Cheers

Take care

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Summer Camps – Respite for Mothers, Fun for Kids!!!

Hey Mommies,

Did you ll notice those ads in the newspapers or near your child’s playschools about summer camps??? Come summer and the newspaper is flooded by these ads and my son’s playschool teacher also mentions about what all activities they have in store for the kids for their super cool summer camp.

I don’t know but somehow summer camps never interested me. I never went to a summer camp, in fact summer vacations were all about going to grandparents house, fun with cousins etc… And the first time I ever heard about a summer camp was in the movie ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’.. ๐Ÿ™‚ Huge grounds, colorful tents, kids staying on their own in a beautiful hill station,etc…. A summer camp was a mixture of all that for me… (Now I know I am being too naive)

But whenever any of these playschools advertise about their summer camps, the first question I always ask them is ‘Where is the summer camp held?‘ And the answer so far has always been in the same classrooms of the same playschool with the same staff…. How boring!! Imagine a child of 3 -5 years who spends his whole year with them again would have to go to that same place during summer vacations!! He wouldn’t even know the difference. So I decided not to send my little one to a summer camp. Instead he would be home with me for the whole day and also visit his grandparents house for a few weeks and have fun with them for a change. This was what I felt. But there were a lot of other parents who were very keen to join their kiddos in a summer camp of the same playschool or in some other playschool in the same locality. ย I asked some of them why do they want their kids to be sent to a school even during vacations – their answer (almost 90% of them) told me coz their kids get bored sitting at home all day long. So the best option was to send them to a summer camp where they have some friends, familiar staff (so that they don’t take time to adjust) and have fun….

All said and done, I still feel it is better for kids to stay away from their regular routine during vacations , engage themselves in any form of play, eat and sleep as per their convenience so that they start their routine for a new academic year with renewed energy levels…

Have fun filled vacations mommies!!!

Cheers!!!!