Six weeks gone fast and first half term this school year arrived quicker than we could expected. As a working parent I have a little less problem how to deal with children staying home but for some it could be quite a challenge.
It’s easy – well, easyish – to keep toddlers entertained when the sun’s shining. A dig in the sandpit, a toddle round the park, a bit of fruit picking and your day is full. It gets a little more challenging, however, when the days shorten and the home comforts of central heating and CBeebies beckon.
Yet autumn, despite the damp mornings and dark afternoons, is the perfect time to get young children out and about. With the credit crunch attacking our finances we need to keep it cheap! But never fear; there are loads of things to do if you keep your ear to the ground, and much of it is free, too. Check out these tips:
- 1. Craft: with Halloween ahead you may find it easy and funny (also a bit messy)
- 2. Baking: always great fun and such a great variety of choices: cakes, pizzas, sponges…
- 3. Galleries and museums: check in your local papers for free entry
- 4. Youth hostelling: back to your childhood, always exiting
- 5. Nature walks: Whether you live in the city or the country a walk can be spruced up with a specific nature focus
- 6. Exercise together: you can jog, you can bike ride or just get fit while exercising at home
- 7. Movie night: better at the cinema but even at home watching movie could be a fun.
Remember: There’s no such thing as bad weather, just the wrong clothing.
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