Monday, October 18, 2010

Special Time Sunday! Spend Time With Your Kids

I am always looking for fun ideas to do with my kids. I found a few reader suggestions in the July 23, 2010 issue of AllYou magazine.

Slow the fast pace of childhood with these fun reader suggestions:

Cupcake Sundays: A few times a year, let the kids stay up late on Saturday night to bake cupcakes. The rules are: Everyone helps, you all wear a silly chef hat, and there's no taste testing. After adding the frosting, go to bed. On Sunday morning, enjoy the sweet treats for breakfast.

Scrapbooking: This is a great time to grow closer during creative sessions, but also get a chance to reminisce about the memories in the photos, too. It's wonderful!

The Library: Go to the library once a week to take out books. Every night, cuddle under a blanket right before bedtime and read the stories your child picked for the week.

High and Low: Play this at the dinner table. Take a turn sharing the highest and lowest points of your day. Sometimes a child can get so excited that they can't narrow it down.

Bedtime Questions: When tucking your children into bed, ask them questions like, "Did anything (exciting, funny, happy, sad, bad) happen today?" Being interested in their answers lets them know that you care about their lives and that what they have to say is important.

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