A recent survey found that 78% of parents work over their contracted hours. Based on this, it’s right to assume you may not have as much time for your kids these days. But with the spring coming in, you may want to spend warmer weekends with the kids to bond while you have time.
Try Some Backyard Sports
You don’t need to splash out and go to expensive places. Most kids are happy just spending time with you, no matter where it is. You can simply stay at home and play. If you’re lucky enough to have a backyard or garden, setting up some soccer goals and tennis nets or even dusting off your baseball glove is a great way to spend some time. Bonding like this is also good for the social and mental development of children to form healthy memories and attachments.
Introduce them to New Hobbies
Some things are put on hold during the winter when it’s too cold to venture out. But as the weather gets warmer, some activities open up. And spring and summer can be a great time to introduce your kids to hobbies they may enjoy. And these are made even better if you can do them together. For example, suppose you enjoy photography. In that case, you can get out with your kids and show them how to do it. You can also explain things like the exposure triangle.
Spend Warmer Weekends with the Kids Outdoors
Of course, warmer weather means more time to spend outside. And just like doing things at home, you don’t need to spend big money here. There are tons of things you can do, such as taking a trip to a local park for a picnic. Or, if you are financially sound, maybe a trip to a zoo, aquatic center, or theme park. These are immense fun for all the family and all ages. Yes, even your teens will enjoy spending time with you doing any of these activities aimed at family fun.
Enjoy Good Food Together
We all have to eat. And one of the best ways to spend time as a family is to visit local restaurants. Even at a very young age, your kids will develop personal preferences for their favorite meals. And kids love eating outside. So perhaps look for local places to eat that offer outside dining. Perhaps they have a courtyard to get some sun while eating. And it isn’t uncommon for family-friendly restaurants to also have fun outdoor activities for the kids too.
Check Online for Local Events
It doesn’t matter where you live. Almost everywhere has things going on at the local level. Local events are booming in the spring and summer as the weather is more favorable. Things like Farmer’s markets, parades, and local history tours are everywhere these days. But you can also consider local sports events, such as watching your local high school football team play for support. All you need to do is Google events in your area, and you will always find something.
As spring comes in, you may want to spend warmer weekends with the kids. You can try playing sports in your garden, visiting outdoor attractions, and attending local events in your area.