No matter the age of your children finding productive and budget friendly things to do can be quite challenging. Below are 7 ways to keep the kids busy (that won’t cost a fortune) you can use on any day of the week to ensure your kids don’t go stir crazy.
Chances are, you’ve recently heard or read something about the importance of your kids having more outside time. And you don’t disagree. But have you had the chance to look at the research behind it all? And do you have a practical plan to make it happen?
Because even though giving your kids more time outside can seem like a simple change (with a big impact), sometimes the right knowledge can really help to motivate us to do things better.
So, let’s jump in and look at why kids should play outside more… and then how we can make that a reality in practical terms.
Most parents choose to book their kids into childcare for any of the following reasons:
- They can’t be in two places at once (at work and at home with kids)
- They want to invest in their child’s development and social skills
- They need time to themselves to rest or run errands without kids around
- They might need to focus on a smaller sibling (often a new baby) without the older child around
- There’s not always family/friends available who can help out
Fortunately, there are lots of wonderful childcare option here in Australia for parents to choose from. So, you can usually find the right childcare solution for your situation. But the problem with lots of options is that it can be a little overwhelming at first. It’s just not practical to look into every possible option.
Here in Australia, we have plenty of childcare options to choose from, with excellent programs, facilities, and regulations. For many of us, choosing a childcare comes down to proximity – what centres are closest to home and work? But for parents whose children suffer from allergies, the choice of where to send their child for day care can be a little more complicated.
Allergy symptoms can range from mild digestive discomfort to more immediate and serious concerns, like anaphylaxis. This can be especially concerning for parents when their little one is too young to communicate how they are feeling.
Become a work at home mum they said, it will be easy. You can save money on childcare, raise your children, spend time with your children, go to appointments all whilst earning money! What more could you ask for, right? WRONG!
For anyone that is considering becoming a work at home mum for the reasons above or even if you are a stay at home mum and need something to keep your brain stimulated, then read about my experience so far!
Becoming a work at home mum is bloody hard work! Especially if you are starting up a brand-new business.Continue Reading →
As we all know, toys can be expensive and the more children you have it can really add up! If your children are anything like mine, they love toy shops and want to buy every toy, and then when you bring home a new toy they lose interest after 5 minutes! That is why I have recently started getting rid of unused toys and letting them explore their imaginations.
In Australia, we’re lucky enough to have access to lots of different child care options and some of the best early childhood education programs in the world.
Long Day Care and Family Day Care are two of the most popular choices when it comes to providing formal care for our little ones. Which is most suited to your family?