School's out, and it's time for the little ones to have fun!
It may be easy for the busy parents out there to get lost in the shuffle of your bustling work. But it is essential to remember that your little ones only stay little for so long. Every day is an opportunity to connect and create memories with your kids, and this school holiday is the best place to start.
Here are some simple ideas on how to create meaningful memories with them this school holidays:
Art & Crafts Projects
Arts and crafts allow your child to develop their ability to think outside the box and freely express themselves. It is also one of the simplest activities to kick start during the holidays.
Here are some of the things that you could work on with your child:
- Draw a family portrait together
- Make a simple wind charm to decorate your home
- Create friendship bands for your child and their buddies
Up for a challenge? Go onto Pinterest for ideas on easy handicraft projects!
Our top pick? A mini bag for your child to bring along their adventures!
O'Here! Tip: Velcro Stick On Tape is a blessing for parents whose not adept at sewing.
Lead your kids on an adventure in nature's embrace and introduce them to the joy of gardening.
Gardening allows the little ones to experience nature first-hand and encourages them to learn about responsibilities when caring for their plants.
When the plants are ready for harvest, let the little ones pick their produce and treat them to a feast using the "fruits" of their labour.
Start by asking them about the type of flowers or vegetables they would like to grow, and then get them started with a small patch in the garden.
Space constraints at home? Consider investing in a vertical planter like the Gardena NatureUp! Verticle Planter, which allows gardening to happen in the smallest of spaces.
O'Here! Tip: For those keen on growing edibles, choose a few easy-to-grow varieties such as herbs or weed grass.
Reading sparks imagination and promotes curiosity while allowing your kids to develop a love for learning. The best part? Reading is a simple activity that can be experienced literally anytime, anywhere!
Pick out a few age-appropriate books for your kids. Find a cosy space and invite them to start with their favourite book. Begin by sharing with them what the book is about and introduce the characters in the story using different voices for each one of them. Invite them to read aloud with you and engage them by asking questions as you read along the way. Create a drawing wall for the little ones with the fuss-free 3M Dry Erase Surface and encourage them to animate an alternative ending for the story.
As your kids grow more comfortable with their reading abilities, you can slowly introduce them to books with more advanced word selection. This way, you can gradually help them build confidence in themselves as readers.
O'Here! Tip: For younger kids, start with a picture book to help them better understand the story.
Picnic By The Beach
What is one place that is adored by kids and adults alike? The sandy beach would probably be the first thing to come to many people's minds!
The sand and sun bring about plenty for the little ones to enjoy and give the adults a chance to take their minds off work.
Pack some sandwiches and snacks, your kids' favourite water toys, sunscreen, hats, towels, change of clothes and most importantly, water.
O'Here! Tip: Bring a pack or two of child-friendly Cloversoft Unbleached Bamboo Organic Baby Wipes to clean up any accidental mess.
Explore the Great Outdoors
Did you know? There are over 300 parks and 4 nature reserves in Singapore! Go out for an outdoor adventure and encourage your kids to spend some time in the sun.
Bring out the little explorer in them, and go on a scavenger hunt with a simple list of items to find in the park or take a walk in nature. Being in the great outdoors creates opportunities for social interaction and helps them work on their motor skills.
O'Here Tip: Keep your little ones safe from insect bites with Cloversoft Mosquito and Garden Insects Repellent Patch.
Take A Trip To The Museums
Introduce your kids to the world of arts and heritage by visiting one of the many museums in Singapore. From interactive exhibitions to engaging art installations, there is bound to be something that catches your little one's interest.
A museum trip opens their eyes to a world of different perspectives. This creates an opportunity for an immersive learning experience and encourages creative thinking.
O'Here! Tip: Plan your visit in advance to avoid rushing through the different exhibits.
Update Your Child's Space
Kids outgrow their living spaces as they grow up. You can create a fun and functional space by updating their living quarters together with them.
Take some time to evaluable their space. Does the chair still fit them? Do they need more shelving space for books? This is a perfect time to add decoration, update their space or even create a new brand environment.
O'Here Tips: Have your kids take charge of decorating their new space! This way, they will enjoy the sense of accomplishment and work hard to organise it even after the school reopens.
Cooking helps your kids develop their motor skills and helps them learn to be more independent.
Start them off with easy tasks such as mixing the ingredients or decorating the dessert. Getting the kids involved in the cleaning also allows them to appreciate everything that goes into making delicious food from scratch.
Cooking together is an enjoyable activity that brings the family together.
O'Here Tips: The kitchen can pose some danger to your kids. Always ensure adult supervision and use kids friendly utensils like the Terraillon Utensil Range to minimise risk.
The holiday is an excellent opportunity for you to spend quality time with your kids!
Remember, the activities you do together do not have to be extraordinary. The most important thing is spending time together. By spending quality time together, you create unforgettable memories that your little ones will cherish.