SCHOOL HOLIDAYS IN BRISBANE TIP #3- NOTHING DAYS. Let's get real here, it's great to keep your child "entertained" these holidays, but is that an accurate picture of what modern day life is all about? I'm of the belief that it is important for your child to feel "bored" on a regular basis. This gives them the opportunity to use their environment and imagination to create an enjoyable outcome. A nothing day will look different depending on your child's age but a few ideas we have here at @wholechildcollective look like this:
🌟 Technology free - yes you heard us, no internet, no iPad, no TV! Pull out the lego, pen and paper, sheets from the cupboard (did someone say cubby house!?) and embrace your child's imagination and creativity!
🌟 Wear your PJs all day!! - the school term is strictly routine based, why not encourage an easy day where anything goes, relaxing and unwinding is an important habit we should encourage - this could be a fun one for you too!
🌟 Do the grocery shopping - usually this is a very tedious task and you have 20 mins to go in and grab everything you need for the week - take your time with this one, answer the 500 questions like "why are oranges orange?", or ask your toddler to count out 3 green apples and 2 red apples.
🌟 Outside only day - if you're lucky enough to have a yard, why not encourage your child to spend the whole day outside! Take the lego outside, fill up buckets of water, have a picnic by the pool! We love this image from @deerandfawns - how fun does a nature scavenger hunt sound?!
🌟 What's for dinner mum? I'm sure you're all familiar with this question, why not include your children and have them help plan out your meals for the week? They can be a great help in the kitchen. This is also a great opportunity for your child to learn about measurement, healthy food and build their independence when pouring, opening and closing containers.
Here at the @wholechildcollective we would love to hear what are some of your favourite "nothing day" activities?? #thewholechildcollective #twcc