How To Engage Your Child

How To Engage Your Child

Do you ever feel like its impossible to “get through” to your child/teen?

Here are some activities which will help just that:

Why don’t you try a couple of these entertaining activities with your Children to keep everyone off the couch and unplugged from their gadgets. No one knows your child like you, find your fun and make a thing of it!


1. Minute to win it: We love this! Here are some of our favorites:

> Cookie Face: Each player places a cookie on their forehead, and the goal is to get the cookie into your mouth using only your facial muscles in under 1 minute.

> Suck it up: Players place a straw in their mouth and use suction to transfer a pile of 25 M&M’s from one plate to another in under one minute.

> Scoop it up: Using nothing but a spoon in your mouth, transfer six ping pong balls from one bowl to another) in less than one minute. No hands!

2. Bird Watching - Relax in the garden while watching the birds in the garden, make it engaging while you share some information about the garden birds.

3. Lets color - Relax and watch your kids laugh and concentrate while you color together (we recommend a Mandala coloring book.

4. Gardening - creating a veggie garden can have profound lessons and create a long term project. You will learn something to 😉

5. SA’s next child chef - Make a night of it, let your child cook a 3 course meal (with yourguidance), set the table and put a brave face on 😉

6. Make it competitive - Some of you have kids who like competition, setup an obstacle course and give them a chance to improve their time. Do it weekly to protect the novelty

7. The photographer - If you are fortunate to own a high powered camera, teach yourchildren and yourself 😉

8. The Seamstress – Try getting your daughter to make her next handbag, vanity bag or backpack. She may resist initially but will soon get into it once she sees the outcomes. Planning is key!

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