Tips on How to Unplug and Enjoy Quiet Time with Kids
- Relax, become calm and learn patience,
- Develop problem-solving skills,
- Use their creativity and imagination,
- Develop independence,
- Reflect and absorb what they are experiencing, seeing, feeling, learning, and
- Appreciate siblings more.
Kim’s “Spin On It”
Thank you so much Susan for sharing the important of taking time for Quiet Time with your children and grandchildren. Some great parenting tips that Susan has shared on her site are Caught Being Good , Moms Need Me Time, Building Self Esteeem, and Random Acts of Kindess Jar. We encourage you to stop by her site and tell her went sent you!
Quiet time…as adults we need it and as children we need it. Children need quiet time to become creative. When we’re overloaded and they’re overloaded everything gets out of balance. Unplugging our lives also helps to encourage more natural play and exploration.
We all know it’s so easy as a grandparent watching your grandchildren to just let them turn on the TV or play a Video Game because you know they’ll enjoy it. However over an extended time with you you’ll find it will be a much more pleasant visit and time together if you’re unplugged. Most importantly they’ll remember their time spent with you and the fun things they did.
Amanda’s “Spin On It”
Looking for a few Ideas for Quiet Time Activities?
10 Sanity Saving Activities for Quiet Time from Inner Child Fun
Q is for Quiet Play Activities from Childhood 101
Calming Activities for Kids from Kids Activities BlogFor more info on the importance of limited screen time please read our post about Screen Free Week