As our beaches, playgrounds and schools close we need to adjust our daily activities. This substantial change can leave us and our children stressed and anxious. Research shows that being immersed and connected to nature can reduce the effect of these emotions on our mind and body.
As parents, we need to encourage our children to get outside and explore their natural spaces, backyard or communal garden to find a sense of calm.
Here are a few activities to have your children engaged in nature play.
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My son struggled with learning. He started Kindergarten on par with everyone else, but by Year 4 was falling well behind everyone else. There were so many misunderstandings, he wasn’t finishing his tasks, homework was a nightmare and I was getting more worried and stressed. He didn’t have dyslexia, he passed hearing tests and assessments brought up different results. When I read the book The Brain That Changes Itself by Dr Norman Doidge, everything changed.
As someone with two young kids who works from home and also has a part-time job, the next few weeks won’t be easy, to say the least.
We are currently experiencing times that are going to hard for many of us. Although I consider myself to be an introvert, avoiding other people in real life sounds so strange.
Social distancing is our new reality.
I’m sure even the most creative among us will eventually run dry on ideas, so I’ve pulled together the ultimate list of things you can do with your kids at home.
Your child has or is about to, commence primary school, and it’s at around this stage that you start thinking about your child’s future education, in particular, high school.
It is an exciting and nerve racking time when it comes to your child finishing primary school. It means that they are off to the big world of high school and a lot will change once they become a high school child.
There are bound to be a lot of questions being asked and things going through your head.
Following the gift-giving experience, of unleashing the surprises inside the beautiful packages, little ones will be busy playing with all their new toys and enjoying testing them out.
Eventually, the excitement starts to subside…this is the perfect time to create a keepsake piece of art, by recycling the Christmas gift wrapping paper and accessories!
Dental health is very important and it’s something that we need to continue to teach our children about and educate them on the benefits of.
Medicare has come out with a child dental benefits scheme, that can make going to the dentist a little more affordable and less stressful for you. You may have heard about it, but perhaps wondered what it is and how it all works (in plain English please!)
If your child is eligible for the Medicare Dental Benefits Scheme then you should definitely take advantage of it, and get any dental treatment done for your child that you may have been putting off.
Some parents find it easy to get down and creative with their kids, but most of us struggle with this task a little.
But it’s a lot easier and much more fun than you realise – you just need a little help finding activities that you and your kids BOTH enjoy.
At Creative Mum Life, we encourage activities with your kids, not just because we love them, but because there’s oodles of reasons why providing engaging activities is good for them, and for you too!
Mother’s Day is a special day that mother’s and grandmother’s all over the world look forward to. It is a time to celebrate the amazing things that they do for us and our children every single day.
Mother’s Day is not a day about gifts but about love.
So if you do feel the need to give a gift for Mother’s Day to say thank you for all the things your mum or grandma does, then a gift made with love is a perfect idea.
Raising strong, independent and confident children is a goal that we all have as parents. We aim to have our children at a point where they can be independent and content with their lives and be able to make the most of it.
Creative play is a great way to help build the independence of your child. There are a number of ways that you can help them with these skills and they are all very simple.
Some of us parents are reluctant to let our kids help cook because it means letting go a bit of our own control.
It does make the task slower and messier in the short-term and can require patience.
If you are in a rush to get dinner on the table for the family…I’d say now is probably not the greatest time to teach your three-year-old how to saute onions!
Starting primary school is a very exciting time! However, a child faces massive changes to their little world, which can be quite overwhelming for them.
Starting school is a big step for little ones, and to put it into prospective, think about the feelings you have when starting a new job, or going to an event where you know no one.
Well, it’s even harder for children, as they are still developing their interpersonal skills.
Don’t panic just yet!
We have some information here to get you and your little one prepared.
Getting into art projects with your kids is such an easy way to engage with them; once you get started you’ll be surprised how long it took you to jump on this particular wagon.
This activity is cheap, awesome for all ages, covers a wide variety of interests and can keep your little ones entertained for hours.
So why are you reluctant to get arty with your kids?
The September-October school holidays are going to be here before we know it!
Here is our list of some great School Holiday activities happening around our major cities…as what we like to call…
The School Holiday Whip Around.
If you didn’t already know, Father’s Day falls on September 2 this year. Yep, that’s only a few days away now!
So hopefully…by now you should have picked up that all important super tech gift, that your partner has been dropping hints about all year!
But how about you also give him an extra special gift…one that he REALLY wants…one that will truly melt his heart!
And the best part is, you can easily do it yourself…awesome right?
Party Planning can be a stressful task for us busy mums, with getting everything organised and making it a memorable, beautiful event. So many elements need to come together!
So what if I told you that it IS possible to create a gorgeous, uniquly themed birthday party for your child…all done the stress-free way!