It's winter break.... or maybe it's a snow day. Whatever it is, the kids are home from school, you're broke and they're driving you a little crazy. Besides begging a relative to take them for a few hours, what can you do to entertain and enjoy your kids when it's cold outside and you're stuck indoors?
There’s no need to get cold feet about spending a winter day outdoors. Bundle up and head out for some snow fun.
Flake Catching - Chill a sheet of black paper in the freezer. Take the sheet outside during snowfall. Watch and examine the flakes carefully and see how many different shapes you can see.
Nothing will re-energize and renew your outlook on life like a few days away from your everyday routine. We’re only human; and taking time for ourselves is guaranteed to mend, recharge and nourish your ever-giving, ever-loving mommy soul.
You can hear the groans from students and parents alike as every June the teachers merrily wave the students on their way to summer vacation with cries of, “Have fun! Play outside! Don’t forget your sunscreen! Read! Read! Read! You have books to read by September. ”
Why do schools do this? Research shows that children who read during the summer holidays do better in school. It’s that simple. These students not only do better in reading, but also in writing and spelling. By reading during those long, idle summer months students are doing themselves a favour. But try telling that to someone who just wants to sleep, swim, play and hang out!
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