Encourage awareness of surroundings

Challenge your children to always be aware of their surroundings – this can encourage curiosity about the world, as well as being a valuable skill if they are ever lost or in danger.

  • When you are out somewhere with your children, test them to see what they have noticed about the location, the people, the food, etc
  • Encourage the children to use all their senses – not just what they can see, but what they can hear, touch, smell and even taste
  • Make up games (even “I Spy” works) to encourage even very young children to notice things


Toast marshmallows over an open fire

Make a fire out in the open and use it to toast marshmallows as well as keep warm!


Make time for kids on work days

Taking your kids to school in the morning or picking them up in the afternoon is a great way to spend time together.