Every child is different and some will need to overcome more challenging educational obstacles than others. This is particularly relevant in the event that a child has recently been diagnosed with autism. According to the latest statistics, it is estimated that one out of every 100 children suffer from autism spectrum disorder. However, there are still numerous ways to provide targeted levels of support within the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage). Lt us take a quick look at some professional suggestions as well as how modern software solutions can provide further assistance.

Understanding the Types of Autism

It is first important for parents, teachers and caregivers to appreciate the fact that autism can be classified in terms of severity and behavioural patterns. For example, “classic” autism is associated with poor language skills, difficulty interacting with others and a sensitivity to environmental changes (such as when placed within an unfamiliar classroom). Those with Asperger’s syndrome possess language skills and they can interact with others. However, they tend to perform these and other tasks in unique manners.

It is therefore important to understand what type of autism is present. The correct educational approaches can then be taken during the Early Years Foundation Stage. In the majority of cases, a diagnosis will be made by a team of trained professional before or during early scholastic years.

Creating a Familiar Educational Structure

One of the keys to helping autistic children adapt is to embrace a more structured approach to learning. This should occur within the classroom as well as when learning at home. One unique approach involves breaking the educational process down into a handful of categories:

  • Creating a physical structure in terms of classroom settings.
  • Helping children to learn with a visual schedule (such as when a certain activity will be taking place).
  • Providing the child with information in regards to what he or she can expect within the classroom.
  • Describing how specific activities should be performed (with the guidance of a parent or teacher).

Perhaps the main takeaway point is that autistic children are not necessarily averse to learning. Instead, the processes themselves need to be tackled in slightly different manners when compared to standard practices.

Communications and Insight

Communicating with a child and establishing a sense of trust are both extremely important. He or she will feel more comfortable and relaxed; particularly during the EYFS stage. Furthermore, it is prudent to keep track of a child’s progress with the help of advanced software such as the EYFS assessment tracker here.

Science has come a long way in recent years in regards to how autism is treated at an early stage. While there is still no known cure for this condition, there are many ways in which parents and caregivers can promote a positive learning experience. Of course, it is still necessary to consult with trained professionals to discover even more unique strategies and techniques.

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dining table

Furniture should be more than just the sum of its parts. A brand new dining room set doesn’t have to just be a bit of wood and some metal screws. It should be an invitation to you and your loved ones—both inside the home and out—to come together. It should be that special place where you sip your coffee with that special someone in the morning. Where you cry over about a breakup over some ice cream with a good friend who makes it feel a little bit better. Where you enjoy a home-cooked meal with your friends, family, and neighbors.

If the only thing keeping that from happening is the tired, worn-out furniture currently disgracing your dining room, it’s time to mix things up a bit. Do you know it’s possible to order dining sets online with just the simple click of a button? Hop on over to 1StopBedrooms to get started browsing the collection.

Want to create a bit of provincial charm? Easily done! Shop for a knotted pine table with low rush chairs to create that natural, rustic appeal. Have a big family and looking to seat as many people as possible? Consider swapping out the traditional table and chairs set up for a long, rectangular table with benches on the sides. Bookend the table with large, cozy leather captain’s chairs reserved exclusively for mom and dad.

The possibilities are endless, but one thing is certain. A well-designed space will attract a crowd. You’ll find that the kiddos naturally flock to the dining room more than they do with your current, drab setup. You’ll also be everyone’s first choice for block parties and other group activities and neighborhood get-togethers. The dining room is the most social room in the house, and a great one really does bring people together—and it’s a beautiful thing to watch.

If you feel like you need a little bit of help designing your space, not to worry! That’s exactly what the trained designers at 1Stop are here to do. Unlike interior designers or salesmen who receive commissions and kickbacks based on your purchase, the designers are 1Stop don’t earn money based on what you choose to buy. Their job is to uphold 1Sb’s reputation by offering you the highest degree of customer support and satisfaction possible. That means guiding you through your purchase to ensure that you find the exact piece that will work for you and your unique needs.

Another benefit of shopping 1Stop is the low-price guarantee. Buying directly from the manufacturer allows you to cut out all the middlemen and the high premiums that come with them. At 1Stop, you’ll be able to find the exact same pieces you’ve seen in-store at a fraction of the cost. You also won’t be limited by in-store stocking capabilities, which inevitably means having to compromise on what you really want.

The last thing you’ll have to compromise on is quality. 1Stop prides itself on stocking the best furniture from the best brands, made using the highest quality materials by expert craftsmen. You can be sure that whatever you buy will have the durability to withstand decades of use without showing a sign of wear.

With financing available for those who need it, you can start bringing your loved ones together around a new dining room table immediately. Great quality, great cost, and the option of paying on your own schedule—what’s not to love about 1Stop? Click on over and find your perfect dining room suit without waiting another day.

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art gallery mallorca

If you haven’t taken a moment to browse the villas on Mallorca, go ahead and have a look now – I’ll wait. These fantastic holiday homes are only a stone’s throw from the most amazing art galleries on the island. For the traveller who craves art and culture, hunkering down in one of these gorgeous private properties makes venturing out to see the artistic offerings in the galleries of Mallorca that much better. 

The Best Art Galleries on Mallorca

Mallorca has more to offer than just panoramic views of the Mediterranean and watersports. The exhibition spaces on this Spanish island are certainly worth a visit, even if you only have 24 hours to spare. Should you have the time to pay a visit to multiple exhibitions in Mallorca, here are the best to choose from.

 

  • Museo Sa Bassa Blanca

 

Firstly, I have to mention Museo Sa Bassa Blanca. Of all the art museums on Mallorca, the Sa Bassa Blanca Museum hosts a unique blend of art, architecture and nature all in one open-air exhibit. It was founded by artists Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu in 1993 with the intention to deliver cultural preservation and respect for the environment. Located on the historic streets of Alcúdia, the Sa Bassa Blanca Museum is a lovely spot for art lovers. 

 

  •  The Joan Miró Museum

 

A beacon of paintings, sculptures and ceramics that embody an artistic style based in surrealism, the works of Joan Miró are housed at none other than the Joan Miró Museum in the capital city of Palma de Mallorca. Not only can you enjoy Miró’s artistic works, but get to know his artistic process through an open dialogue with museum curators and art enthusiasts alike. 

 

  • Museu Fundación Juan March

 

Palma is the premier city for art galleries in Mallorca, and is home to yet another outstanding art museum well worth the visit. The Museu Fundación Juan March has been masterfully curated with timeless works of art by well known Spanish artists by the names of Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, Juan Gris and more. If your curiosity hasn’t yet been piqued, you’ll be interested to know that this museum is situated within the walls of a monumental seventeenth-century mansion. If that alone isn’t worth the trip for our architecture lovers out there then I don’t know what is.

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  • Galerie Santanyi ARTE

 

Situated in the heart of Santanyi is the thought provoking art of Austrian Wolfgang d’Autriche. Often compared to the works of Andy Warhol, the loud pop art style of d’Autriche’s contemporary art provokes conversation surrounding pop culture from around the world. The brightly coloured digital paintings boast a grand mix of pattern and print that simply cannot be overlooked. 

 

  • Casal Solleric

 

Yet another gallery with historic roots in Palma, Casal Solleric was built in the striking style of Baroque in the mid-eighteenth century. With its debut as an art gallery in the mid-1980s, Casal Solleric has seen its fair share of temporary exhibitions and innovative modern works of art within its stately walls. Hauntingly beautiful architecture aside, this museum hosts selections of photography and paintings up for the annual Ciudad de Palma prize. The mass rotation of art alone in Casal Solleric is enough to have me booking my visit. 

These five art galleries on Mallorca are truly the crème de la crème. A holiday to Mallorca wouldn’t be complete without a visit to at least one of these outstanding exhibitions. With the opportunity to see the works of Picasso and Dalí in person, I know where I’d make my first stop – though the artistic passion that radiates from the walls of each of these amazing art galleries is something to behold in itself.

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I was at a networking event this afternoon and we were all sat down around a big table for a buffet lunch. (I will go anywhere a buffet goes.) I had nearly finished and was dithering over my last mouthful. I looked down at my plate – one small piece each of hard boiled egg, bread roll and butter, new potato, cucumber and tomato.

I looked up at the people sat closest to me and then down again at the plate.

‘I’m trying to create the perfect last mouthful,’ I said.

‘Oh my God yes!’ said at least two of the group.

‘I thought I was the only one who did this!’ said another.

A couple of people looked blank, as though they were surrounded by loons.

‘Um, NO,’ I said, reassuringly, ‘everyone does it surely? No one wants the last mouthful of a meal to be a crappy one do they? God, imagine eating a whole delicious sandwich and finishing with a bit of dry crust!’

I went on to expand on examples of how to create the perfect last mouthful – eating around a Big Mac until you’re left with the ultimate central bite, working your way through a roast dinner to make sure you leave yourself with one piece of potato, some stuffing, half a sprout and a good lashing of gravy, that sort of thing.

It was a bonding moment.

Some people it seemed had gone their whole lives thinking they were alone in their weirdness and the group sharing felt almost like therapy.

‘You should write a blog post about it,’ someone said.

So here it is.

I’d love to know what lengths you go to to create that perfect last mouthful. Do you always eat your pizza crusts first? Is there a magic roast dinner combination? Leave a comment and let me know.

The perfect last mouthful

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work from home tips for mums

While you might not like to hear it, those cute “I love working from home” pictures on Instagram featuring the perfectly posed home office and cherubic children are far removed from reality for the vast majority of mothers out there. In fact, most people who have been working at home prior to the recent mass move to working remotely, will tell you that working from home can be more of an adjustment than you may think.

As a working mum, of course, you relish being with your kids but there will be times when you simply have to retreat to a dedicated office space if you want to get anything substantial done with your day. Creating your own little nook to work in can keep the clutter around the house at bay, which saves time cleaning later, and prevent laptops from being drowned in spilt juice. Having the right home office setup is essential for working mums and with a little care, you can create an office environment that will meet your needs moving forward.

Let’s take a look at some top home office essentials for working mums to ensure both your comfort and productivity across the work week.

A Professional Setup

Whilst you certainly don’t need to rent an office space, you should consider setting up a space that’s just yours during working hours, even if it is the dinner table. The family should know that when you’re busy with work, you should not be disturbed. This approach creates a divide between home and business, allowing for easy and effortless compartmentalisation and ensuring you maintain a healthy work-life balance. A dedicated space will enable you to mentally switch off when you’re done with the day’s work, and focus on your kids when work is finally finished.

It’s worth investing in your workspace, especially if you will be spending many hours a day working from home. Making your office as light, bright and comfortable as possible will put you in a more focused, relaxed headspace when you are ‘at work’ and investing in some blue light glasses can also help to reduce eye-strain and screen glare.

Comfortable Seating

Not everyone is lucky enough to have space for a home office, but even if you work from your kitchen table, there are ways to make it as comfortable as possible. Kitchen or dining room chairs are not usually made for eight hours of sitting every day, so consider buying a gel cushion to provide more support on an otherwise unsuitable chair. Laptop risers, monitor stands and ergonomic keyboards are also valuable investments, depending on your needs and budget.

Adequate Refreshments

If you have to work from the kitchen, look on the bright side: you’re near the coffee machine and the refrigerator, which can only be a plus! If you have a home office, however, you will definitely want refreshments within closer range, but firmly away from those little snack-raiders you raised.

You can keep a mini-fridge stocked with fresh fruit, cold water, and other snacks in your office, to ensure you always have refreshing and healthy sustenance on hand. A beverage stand is a professional approach for work from home mums who host meetings in their offices, and can help to make a great impression on your clients.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

One of the biggest frustrations for mums new to the work from home mum (WFHM) life, is the sheer amount of noise emanating from their homes. It can be seriously distracting to hear dogs barking, children fighting, delivery vehicles driving by, and appliances beeping as you’re trying to focus. Not to mention that all these disturbances have a nasty tendency to happen during important conference calls. Noise-cancelling in-ear or over-ear headphones will drown out external sounds, ensuring that you’ll always have a reliable method of focusing on any given task when you may need it most.

Create A Home Office Designed With Your Comfort In Mind

In addition to these home office essentials, any mum who recently started working from home should invest in her personal comfort when designing a home office space. Add whatever makes your office feel as though it’s truly yours, because it is! Of course, if having your children out of the room isn’t an option every day, you may set up a little corner of your office as a quiet place for them to play as you go about your work. 

So long as you incorporate what you feel you may need, chances are your home office will be a good investment for your work as well as your personal life, and will help you to stay in control of your dynamic WFH schedule moving forward.

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I don’t have a great childhood memory, but there are snippets of things that stick in my mind, conversations, feelings. Sometimes I’m not sure if I actually remember them anymore, or just remember remembering them, like the dream I had when I was about four years old of walking over a hill with my school satchel.

One thing I do remember though is reading Anne of Green Gables. I must have been young, (I hope I was anyway), because I remember being incredibly earnest about it and the type feeling very small. I remember going into the kitchen to find my mum to show her, proudly, that I had already read three whole pages. You’d wonder at that rate if I might still be reading it, but I must have picked up the pace a bit because I know I finished.

What I didn’t know until about ten minutes ago though is that Anne of Green Gables is the most translated children’s book to come out of Canada and that it has been translated into over 36 different languages.

I learnt this fun fact, (which feels like the kind of fact I might never forget), from online language school Preply. Preply has ten of thousands of online tutors in 185 countries around the world, so you can learn a language with an experienced native tutor. They cater of adults and children alike.

Of course Anne of Green Gables doesn’t even come close to The Little Prince.

Antoine de Saint- Exupéry currently holds the Guinness record for the most translated author and The Little Prince has been translated into over 382 different languages. I didn’t even know there were over 382 different languages, although I just Googled it and apparently there are around 6,500 so now I feel like a right idiot.

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Raise your hand if you’ve been less active over the last 18 months that you’d like?

*raises hand*

Okay, to be fair, that’s not 100% true. I’ve done a LOT of walks. Haven’t we all? I’ve done so many walks near my house in fact that I’m pretty sure I could tell you exactly where every plant and tree is within a two mile radius. To say I’m sick of it is an understatement. And yes, I know I could have tried something else, like running, but long term readers will know that I am most definitely not a natural runner.

What I think we’ve all lacked during the pandemic, exercise wise and generally too, is VARIETY. Everyone knows that variety is the spice of life, so no wonder we’ve all got a little bored and sluggish.

I recently took on a challenge with Everyone Active, the UK’s leading provider of local leisure, gym, swim and activity facilities, to promote Everyone Active’s summer campaign, Everyone is Family.

Everyone is Family is running throughout August and is all about encouraging families to try something new, to get out and be active. What’s great about the campaign is that although of course they want to showcase the facilities they have to offer at their centres, the focus is more on just enjoying being active together, regardless of where you do it or how much it costs, even if that’s just kicking a football about in the park.

My task was to try a different activity every single day for a whole week. This included tennis, yoga, cycling and even some garden based online classes. I shared photos and videos everyday on Instagram, so if you want to catch up in detail head to my profile and watch the ‘Get Sporty’ highlight saved just above the grid.

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Just a sample of the exciting content you can see on Instagram!

Belle and I have both been members of Everyone Active in the past, and pre-lockdown I’d quite gotten into the classes, particularly yoga. I’d starting making an effort to try new things too, including a 90s dance class at the centre in Wellington where we had actual glowsticks. And then the pandemic hit and there I was, lying in the garden reading Poirot.

We’re really lucky in that we have loads of Everyone Active centres in and around Taunton, including an outdoor high ropes and mini golf centre just a few minutes walk from me in Vivary Park. For this challenge though I focussed on the centre at Blackbrook, which has a gym, classes and tennis centre as well as a fairly new pool and spa complex. Everything you need basically for bringing variety back into family activities. View Post

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I had a brief period when Belle was in her mid teens when I thought my parenting responsibilities might soon be coming to an end. Bee was grown up, Belle was old enough to be responsible for taking care of herself, my work was surely done?

And then baby Joey came along, and I had all the responsibilities of being a grandparent to a small child, like remembering to put sunscreen on them and make sure they drink.

And then if that weren’t enough, we got a puppy. Honestly, I must be a sucker for it. Perhaps when you’ve been a parent since you were 17 you don’t know any other way and just have to fill the void?? Who knows. This post isn’t about diving into the depths of my subconscious, all this talk of sunscreen and responsibility is really just my oh so casual way of leading into a post about Sun and the Beach sunshades.

(I know, I’m a smooth operator.)

To be honest even when my own children were small I never owned things like sunshades. I think Mako the puppy has brought out this side in me that’s made me realise what a good job it was that I had my kids when I was younger and more care free. I don’t know if there’s a similar term to helicopter parenting that applies to puppies, but I think I might have it.

‘Is she okay? Is she allowed to eat grass? She barked once, what does she want? Is she sad?’

Good grief woman, give it a rest.

Still, at least now I don’t have to worry about Mako not having any shade in the garden or if we go to the beach. Not just any old shade either – Sun and the Beach sunshades are UPF50+ and block 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. No tan for you Mako.

She also very much enjoyed helping us to set it up.

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It’s been two weeks now since we got the new puppy and honestly time has warped into this sort of new baby speed, where individual days seem to take weeks to pass but you’re not sure what day it is or when you last ate. What I do know is that it’s three weeks now since we went away for the weekend in a motorhome from Goboony and it’s about time I told you about it.

Our motorhome weekend was designed to be a last hoorah before the puppy arrived, a final slurp at the cup of freedom, before we realised exactly what we’d done to our lives i.e. changed them completely forever.

It was brilliant, as we expected it to be, because we love motorhome holidays – they make me want to sell the house and train the cats to sleep in bunk beds and take to the road. We’ve done two motorhome holidays before, both longer trips and both with loans from Bailey. For the first one we went around the UK ticking off all the counties I’ve never visited before and the second was a tour of Ireland. (Some parts more interesting than others.)

This was only a short break – three nights – but it still felt like an adventure. I was nervous beforehand as the motorhome we’d chosen was seven metres long, but I also knew that once I got behind the wheel I’d feel like a badass bitch and want to become a truck driver. Honestly, driving anything sizable makes me feel so powerful. I especially love it when you get surprised looks from men. ‘A woman? Driving something larger than a Fiat Punto? Whatever is the world coming to?’

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car finance options

Car finance is one of those things that everyone has heard of, but which isn’t always easy for everyone to understand. Fortunately, our service here at CarFinanceGenie is car finance made easy; we’re passionate about helping families to figure out whether car finance is the best option when they are considering upgrading their car.

What is car finance?

Car finance is an umbrella term for a few different ways to borrow the money you might need in order to buy a new or second-hand car. This also includes leasing a car for a period of time with the option to buy it outright at the end.

Some families may initially think there’s little point in applying for car finance if they have the money already sitting in their bank accounts that they could use to purchase the vehicle outright straight away.

That’s an understandable stance, but the situation isn’t necessarily as ‘clear cut’ as that. Taking out a car finance deal can be a great way to spread the cost of a car over a longer period of time, for instance. This could help to leave more money in your bank account for those unexpected ‘emergencies’ all families have to deal with from time to time.

What are the different types of car finance?

There are a few different types of finance that call under the ‘car finance’ umbrella. These include the likes of a car loan, hire purchase (HP), personal contract purchase (PCP), and credit cards.

A car loan involves agreeing the amount you wish to borrow with your bank, and how long you will need to borrow it for. You will then pay the lender back in monthly instalments with the pre-agreed interest.

Hire purchase (HP), meanwhile, is exactly as it sounds. You will make monthly payments to a car finance company to hire the vehicle, and once the final payment has been made, you will own it. HP is often arranged directly with a car dealership, and you can choose to repay your car purchase over a term of up to five years.

With PCP, the loan you take out only covers the depreciation of the car. This is because PCP is effectively a long-term rental. At the end of the contract, you can choose to return the car, pay an additional final payment to keep it, or trade in the vehicle for a new PCP.

You might also finance a new family car by purchasing it on your credit card. However, some dealerships do not accept this method of car finance.

Is there a better option than car finance when you’re seeking a new family car?

Overall, the question of whether car finance is the best option for your family depends on your specific personal requirements. If you have the cash to buy the car outright to hand, then you might prefer the simplicity of doing this, without having to worry about ongoing monthly payments.

However, if you don’t have the money to hand or simply prefer to keep more ‘rainy day’ cash in your family’s bank accounts for those unexpected events when it may be needed, a car finance deal might make a lot of sense. And if that’s the case for you, why not consider applying for your own next car finance arrangement through CarFinanceGenie?

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Poker tips

Many of us fondly recall the glorious days of online poker. People were motivated to explore and test their talents at online poker tables, not only for the chance to win money but also to be a part of this global craze. News organisations reported on self-learnt poker specialists who amassed a little fortune from the comfort of their own homes.

The online gambling sector had a fantastic year in 2020, with online poker being one of the best performers. The coronavirus pandemic prompted hundreds of individuals to remain at home and look for at-home fun activities that brought a boom in the gambling sector after years of challenging market conditions that led to slow growth amongst regulated online poker businesses. 

Countries like Canada have been open-heartedly welcoming gambling casinos with less strict rules due to the sudden boom in the demands of licensing. Playing games like online baccarat Canada for real money has been a great source of online witty and fun activities.

What has evolved in online poker since its early days?

Online poker has evolved tremendously since its zenith. As other sorts of online poker games are becoming more appealing and profitable, poker’s craze has practically boomed. People are tempted to play simple casino games like blackjack and slot machines more.

 Players expect interaction, enjoyment, and amusement from the game. Of course, winning is still the most important point in playing, but other factors have become increasingly important.

To know more interesting facts about the poker industry as well as other industries in the business sector, check out guest author Michelle Thomas

How to get Rakeback in 2021: a step-by-step guide

Rakeback is not really a new concept in the poker world. Rakeback has had such an impact that online casinos that offer slot games have fashioned their own rendition, called cashback, from them. Many people used to get Rakeback deals via referral links from acquaintances or online casino forums. 

Rakeback are no longer primarily distributed through referrals. Poker Rakeback sites, on the other hand, have made it easier for users to compare and select the best Rakeback deals. Since poker players have gained a better understanding of Rakeback and its rules and circumstances, the bargains have grown more reasonable than in previous years.

Online casinos’ reaction to the advent of online poker

Online poker has traditionally been conducted on websites dedicated only to the game. Reputable online casinos, on the other hand, have found a method to entice more recreational professional players to their side by offering superior live casino games. 

These variations are modified versions of standard poker games such as Texas Hold’em, with a greater emphasis on luck. Interactivity is a feature of online casino games, which allow users to engage with the host and other players as well. Although customized poker games are not intended for tournament play, they do provide an indication of how poker games may evolve in the near future.

How will the market change in the next five years?

Despite the fact that online poker is gaining popularity in 2021, many experts and poker lovers do not expect it to remain so for a long time. This prediction is based on a number of factors, the first of which is that the technology used in online poker is somewhat obsolete when compared to other types of casino betting. 

To attract more players, the industry must focus on developing more sophisticated platforms and services for online poker games, as these are the ones who are most likely to earn. The online poker industry hasn’t put much money into innovative technology so far. If that happens, the rise of online poker might be disastrous.

Finally, it is projected that the social side of online poker would become more essential than ever before in the coming years. There has been speculation about allowing players to create private rooms with close friends, as well as tools that allow them to share and vote on games on social networking sites. 

Streaming is a popular trend in all aspects of gaming, and streaming poker has been around for a long time. Younger folks, in particular, want to engage and share their experiences more than those who began playing poker during its golden age.

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For most adults, rainy days are best spent indoors nursing a cup of hot cocoa while bingeing the latest Netflix series. But if you’re a parent, you know that this also means having to think of activities that will keep your little ones entertained. While parking the kids in front of the TV is an option, research shows that too much screen time can have negative effects on a child’s development, and it can impact their attention, language skills and memory. Having a Harry Potter marathon party may be fun, but there are other things that you can do to keep the kids occupied without hurting your budget. Consider these fun rainy day activities the next time it’s pouring outside.
Encourage them to be creative
Fostering creative thinking in children can help their overall development as it improves their problem-solving skills, enables them to express themselves, and it boosts their self-confidence. So the next time everyone’s stuck at home because of the rain, consider encouraging your child to unleash their creativity and make something out of materials that you have at home. For instance, they can play house and build a blanket fort, and your little one can choose to make a tent, a teepee, or a canopy-style fort. They can also make a robot out of boxes, or they can paint or draw if they feel like it. For tech-savvy kids, perhaps they’d rather film a vlog to post on YouTube or compose a song using a music composer app. Whatever it is, show your support for their endeavors, and try not to mind the mess that comes with the creative process.
Sing along to your favorite tunes
Singing along to your favorite song is such a fun thing to do on a rainy day. Bring out the karaoke machine and let your kids do their thing. To make it even more fun, string fairy lights throughout the living room, and give them some glow sticks to make them feel like they’re at a concert. If you don’t have a karaoke mic or machine, YouTube is your friend. There are lots of karaoke versions of popular tunes on the site, so your little ones can sing along to kid-friendly pop songs like BTS’ “Permission To Dance” and “Dynamite” or Pharrell Williams’ “Happy.”
Go to a museum
Sometimes, staying inside is not an option, and you and your kids just need to get out for a change of scenery. If this is the case, consider going to a museum. Check online to know the days wherein admission is free. Some museums, such as the American Museum of Natural History and the Brooklyn Museum allow you to pay what you wish, so check out the institutions within your area to see if they offer the same thing so you can save on admission costs. Don’t forget to bring a thermos filled with hot cocoa so you can enjoy a warm drink before heading home.
Entertaining children on a rainy day can be a challenge, but with a little creativity, everyone can have fun while staying indoors. Consider these budget-friendly ideas the next time it rains, and have fun with the kids!
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