As your child gets older, they’re probably going to get the opportunity to go on a residential trip with their school. Whether it’s for a single night or a few more, it’s going to bring up some emotions for you both.
Excitement, worry and sometimes even a little sadness are common feelings to experience. To try and make this experience as positive as possible, there are a number of practical things you can do.
Kids typically have a lot of energy. They’re always super active and cannot sit still for long. There are many ways to channel this energy so they remain active and learn new things while at it. Thus, many parents prefer organizing different activities for their kids. It will help them release stress and keep them occupied for a long period.
It is known that sport activities help in burning calories, keeping the body toned, and building muscles at the same time. Moreover, these activities also facilitate hand-eye coordination, social interaction, and problem-solving skills, among other things. If you’re looking for something that can help your child grow as a wholesome individual, you can organize one of these sport activities for them:
If you want your kids to go out more and appreciate playtime with other kids, giving them a scooter is probably one of the best things that you can do. Scooters allow your kids to scoot around the neighbourhood and hopefully meet new friends and learn a few things here and there.
Speaking of scooters, there’s no better in the game than Globber scooters.
No one wants to think about their child getting sick, but the fact of the matter is that it can happen at any time. When your child falls ill, you want to be sure that they are receiving the best possible care. This means finding a health care provider who is right for your family and ensuring that your children are up-to-date on their vaccinations. This blog post will discuss some tips for ensuring that your children receive the best health care possible.
As you’ll know, if you saw any of my posts on here or on social media, we’ve recently partnered with Casio to review their LK-S250 Home Learning Kit, which comes with an electric keyboard and everything else that BB needs to start learning to play. The kit also gives you access to online lessons which are designed to get even the most basic of beginners playing their instrument, which is a fantastic resource to have access to.
LK-250 Home Learning Kit
Touch sensitive, lighted keys
Adjustable height keyboard stand
Headphones for silent practice
FREE online lessons worth £49.99
While I’m not exactly fluent on any instrument myself, I do know quite a few of the basics, having grown up in quite a musical family, so I’ve been assisting BB with her learning as much as I can. She’s an incredibly capable little girl, but she lacks a bit of confidence in her own abilities at times, so sometimes she just wants someone with her while she navigates the lessons, which is totally understandable.
Unfiortunately, about three weeks ago I slammed my finger in the car door (as in, the door FULLY closed and I had to open it again to release my poor mangled finger 😱) and broke it. It was my left hand (I’m right handed) which was slightly better but as it was my index finger, it’s really limited how much I’ve been able to do. Fortunately, the splint is mostly off now and I can get back to helping BB with her lessons a bit more, but it was a painful couple of weeks.
Now that the girls are homeschooled, we try to keep as much creative stuff flowing as we can so that their lessons aren’t all strictly academic, so music and art lessons have become a regular thing. Sausage has her own keyboard already, so between the Gigajam lessons and some YouTube tutorials, the girls have been jamming together.
Last week, we decided that all of their homeschool lessons would be fun stuff, just like they’d be doing if they were in a mainstream school, and one of the things we decided to do was get them to learn some Christmas songs so that they could perform a mini concert for us, to get us all in the festive spirit. They learned to play Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, The Christmas Song and Jingle Bells, all in the space of two days and they’ve been practising them regularly, ever since.
We’re planning to have the carol concert on Christmas Eve and I’ve also got a surprise lined up for them – I’ve bought a chocolate fountain and we’re going to have a little buffet of things to dip in the melted chocolate to enjoy together after the concert. I’m really excited as I love nothing more than surprising them. When we collected Maureen from my breeder friend, we told them we were collecting a parcel and they had no idea we were getting a puppy until they were standing in a living room full of 10 week old dogs!
Anyway, I digress…
I’ll be recording the concert, for posterity, and also for the ‘gram so make sure to keep an eye on our social media if you want to see the girls performing their songs. In the meantime, I hope you all have a very merry, stress-free, COVID-free festive period and thanks again to Casio for working with us on this collaboration.
There’s still time to get your hands on a Casio LK-S250 Home Learning Kit, if you order within the next 24 hours! It’s got everything you need to start learning the keyboard and it’s only £249, which is truly an absolute bargain.