After lockdown, it feels as though many of us have been trying to get out and about as much as possible with our little ones and, as it’s summer, who can blame us? But autumn is just around the corner and that means we’re likely to start seeing colder and more wet and wild weather in the coming weeks and months.
Once the summer sunshine has gone, how can you occupy your little ones if you don’t want to go out?
The Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard recently offered some suggestions of activities to try without having to leave your own home. One of the recommendations is to do some baking, which is not only a great way to create some tasty treats for the whole family, but also an opportunity to start teaching your little ones the basics of cooking.
Painting is another tried-and-tested classic, just make sure that you’re properly prepared for the mess this might create, especially with younger children.
If your little ones want to blow off some steam, you could help them build a fort. Sofa cushions, blankets and even mattresses can all be great for fort building. Encourage them to help you create their little safe haven so that they feel that it’s truly their space.
Hide and seek is a classic kids game but it’s a great one to play with your youngsters when the weather is too bad to go outdoors.
Dressing up is another suggestion made by the news provider and we recently explained why this is such a great way to spend time with your little ones, because it can help them develop their fine and gross motor skills, as well as building up their confidence.
If you’re going back to the office soon, and you need day nurseries in Cheshire to help you manage childcare around work, get in touch with us to find out about our nurseries and what places we have available.