Everyone is looking forward to the weather warming up and the chance to be outside in the sun all day long. But we have a feeling there’s a few more rainy days ahead before Spring ends. To get you through the dreary weather here’s some activities for you and the kids when you’re stuck inside.
Stretch their imagination
The easy answer to a rainy day is to turn on the TV and let the hours slip by. While we love a good screen sesh as much as the next person, we can’t help but bring up the fact that extended screen time is bad for young (and older) eyes and brains. Engaging with your kids in pretend play will be much more beneficial for their social and language skills. Spend the afternoon in a deluxe play kitchen having a tea party and chatting with your child.
Open a box of fun
A rainy day won’t always come at a time you’re feeling inspired and full of ideas to entertain your kids. So why not outsource the fun with an activity box designed by a mum for kids and families. Amanda Gauci created the Tiny Giants Chit Chat Box to help spark curiosity in young minds and help tired parents provide meaningful fun for their kids.
“It's thoughtfully designed to encourage children to think big, be creative, kind and to build greater connections with the grown ups in their lives. It's a great activity set for those rainy days!”
Update classic card games
Card games like Memory, Snap and Go Fish are great ways to pass the time but a regular deck of cards isn’t the most exciting medium for young, energetic kids. Rhicreative has a range of kids cards using colourful designs from shapes to animals and fruits that are much more engaging to young minds than a standard numbered deck. The cards are even laminated on both sides to protect them from wear and tear.
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Show them the joy of reading
Is there anything better than curling up with a good book and listening to the rain pelting down outside? Share that feeling with your child using MyDeal kids furniture with their very own bookcase, kids recliner or sofa. Take some time together to read a few chapters or encourage your child to read quietly themselves so you can have a few hours to get things done.
No matter if it’s an afternoon of bad weather or the whole day there’s enough activities here to keep the fun going until the sun peeks out from the clouds.