During this time of year, South Florida weather can be a tease starting off with bright sunny mornings but ending with grey rainy afternoons. This leads to kids staying indoors feeling like their only options are to watch television, go on social media or play video games. Instead of resorting to only these activities that at times can limit their creativity and social interaction, there are some family activities that can eliminate the indoor blues. A great source for these ideas is Family Education a great website for family centered activities that are fun, entertaining, and at the same time educational. The site provides a top ten list of rainy days activities. This list has something for everyone. For example, have a family dance off, make an indoor fortress out of household items, play indoor hide and seek, read a great book together or try a fun new recipe with your little sue chief. All these ideas are great and they get your kids off the couch, moving around, and using their noodle! Good parenting is all about your resources and Family Education is one of many websites that has great ideas to keep you kids learning and active. Get creative and maybe even add a little discussion about rains purpose in God's plan. It may take a bit more effort on your part as a parent, but it will be worth it to see your kids get off the couch and it will bring your kids closer to you! Do not let a little rain put a damper on your day. Use a rainy day as an opportunity to teach your children to use their minds and imagination without relying on technology!
October 23, 2013