5 Tips for Surviving the Holiday Break with Young Children
I am thrilled that my little one has the rest of the year off from school. He's thrilled too. However, if history repeats itself, we are only a day away from him complaining that he is bored. You know what I am talking about - the dead fish pose where he pretends to fall on top of me while I'm on the couch and makes claims that he is bored and there is nothing to do. I even get to hear about the travesty of not having siblings who are close in age to play with him. It's comical because this happens at every school break and goes in a cycle in which he is bored, he is busy, he is bored, and then he doesn't want to go back to school because it was so much fun to be at home! This year, I know what to expect, but I have also prepared to fight the claims of boredom by coming up with a list of five things that will keep him busy.
1. Make trail mix snacks.
I bought supplies for my son to make his own healthy snacks. I bought dried fruits, nuts, and a small bag of M&M's so that he could create his own recipes by distributing the ingredients into little containers. At 6-years old, this is a lot of fun and he looks forward to eating one snack container each day.
2. Watch trendy shows on Netflix.
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Create exercise goals. For instance, we plan to go on a bike ride to the park every morning after breakfast.
4. Write a book.
My son is working on a children's activity book. He does research by looking at his workbooks and school books. He then has a little journal in which he is able to record his awesome ideas!
5. Use Netflix Downloads for trips, doctor appointments, and more.
This one is a lifesaver! My son does not enjoy sitting in waiting areas, but Netflix now makes it fun. Just in time for long holiday trips, Netflix recently announced that members can now download many of their favorite series and movies at no extra cost. To start downloading today, make sure your Netflix app is updated to the latest version and head to the ‘Available for Download’ menu on your tablet or mobile device. Don’t miss out onall the Netflix movies and series available to take with you, anywhere you go.
We hope that you enjoy the winter break with your children and enjoy our tips!
In addition to the tips above, don't forget that Netflix constantly adds new shows! Here are some trendy new releases that we recommend.
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