Little ones only stay little for so long. It’s true that they grow up too fast. For this reason, it is important to make an effort to create fun and memorable moments with your child before they become “too old” for such things.
Look back on your childhood. It is likely that your fondest memories are not of having the biggest toy or the best jeans or shoes, but rather of spending summer afternoons eating ice cream with your siblings, going on an evening walk with your mother, or making pancakes with your grandmother. Those memories last a lifetime, and they make up the fabric of who we are.
Because good, memorable times like these are so important for laying a strong foundation, and since we tend to get so wrapped up in the hubbub of everyday life, it is crucial that we schedule some quality time with our little ones. Whether this means reserving an entire Saturday afternoon or setting aside just a few minutes each night, scheduling your quality time will help ensure that you take it and use it well.
If you aren’t sure what to do with your newfound time together, try starting off with one of the options below. Once you get started, we are sure you will be able to navigate your own way to the next step.
Have a Picnic
A picnic in the park is the perfect way to spend a sunny afternoon. If your little one is into dress-up and dolls or stuffed animals, make it a tea party. If they prefer sports, bring a frisbee or soccer ball along.
There is nothing like curling up with a good book, especially if it’s with someone you love. Make a habit of visiting the library and checking out children’s novels. Read the book together nightly and enjoy being immersed in a fictional world together.
If you and your child are creative individuals, you might enjoy crafting together. Crafts can be as simple or elaborate as you like, so you can pick and choose what you do based on your child’s skill level and the amount of time you have to work with. Don’t let messes intimidate you. Instead, you can choose to do a craft that isn’t messy, or simply head outside to do the painting.
These are just a few of the many ways you can begin making wonderful memories with your child. Choose your favorite, get started, and see where it takes you next!
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