Card Games – Great Activities for Kids

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In this day and age of computer technology and apps, we often forget about one of the best and most versatile ways of providing our children with activities. Card games. They are cheap, most people have a deck of cards in their home, there are any number of games that can be played with the same deck and most of all, the games are educational without even seeming obvious to your kids.

We have been playing card games with our children for some time now. They have been particularly handy when we’ve been camping over the summer holidays and the weather determined that indoor activities were required.

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Jigsaws – A great family activity

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The weather is starting to warm up during this summer school holidays and sometimes activities are needed that keep our children indoors during the hottest part of the day. An activity that has been successful for us this summer is jigsaws.

Our eldest daughter received a large 750 piece jigsaw for Christmas and was keen to start putting it together. It wasn’t long before the entire family was playing a role in putting this jigsaw puzzle together.

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Travel activities to keep your kids occupied

child_travellingSome of the most frustrating times for a family can be the time spent travelling to places. There is nothing worse than hearing comments such as “Are we there yet?”, “This is boring!” or “How much further?” However car travelling doesn’t need to be so painful. There are many activities that you can undertake in the car without resorting to mobile phone or tablet apps.

As we live in the country, we often spend a lot of time in the car. A trip to the shops entails a one hour car ride and many trips are more than 3 hours in duration. You might say my children are seasoned travellers!! Because of these long travel times, we have called upon a few tried & tested activities to keep our children occupied. These are just some of the activities that we use on our family car trips.

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Take Your Learning Activities to the Beach

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The warmer weather is now upon us and for many families that means a visit to the beach.  While being great fun, a visit to the beach can also be useful for creating educational learning activities with your children.

As a homeschooling mother of two young children, I’m always looking for different and creative ways to educate them.  A recent visit to family resulted in a wonderful afternoon at the beach and while there was plenty of fun and play, we also fitted in just a little creative learning.

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