In this day and age, we, as parents, all have a million and one ways to bond with our kids. Here on Mommy Voyage, we’ve even talked about some simple ways on how to accomplish this. Before they leave home, either to set off to university or to work, we have to spend as much time as we can, interacting together during valuable family time.
This is one of the many reasons why we can’t place a value on the moments we cherish with each other. However, there’s always the challenge of extensive planning, more so if we aim for something like an out-of-the-country trip in Europe or Asia – or basically, anything that involves going away from home. Having said that, here are some viable ideas on how to bond with our children without ever leaving the house.
Stick to the Classics
Sticking to the classics can mean a lot of things. It can either signify building a LEGO set, which Kiddi Winks points out has tons of benefits for the family, or playing board games such as Monopoly. If you have a garden, better yet, as you can engage in some fun outdoor activities, or maybe build your own tree house. Basically, the key to all of these is to play games that don’t necessarily involve technology.
Music bonds the family in a great deal of ways. At home, during the weekends, we can crank up the volume and enjoy many different genres of music. On the flipside, we can always resort to some good old-fashioned karaoke for fun. From a being a tangible Japanese machine in the ‘70s, to becoming a fixture in digital ventures like Rock Band of Harmonix, as well as the Pocketfruity slot game variant Karaoke Party, it really has come a long way. While these games are catered to the 18+ demographic they are still a great way to interact and enjoy the many forms of karaoke the world has seen sprout up over the years with your grown up offspring. If history shows anything, it’s the significance of this modern yet timeless marvel.
Redecorate and Be Creative
Since we’re on the subject of well-spent weekends, why not go the extra mile and do some redecorating at home. There are plenty of do-it-yourself project online to get inspired by, where we can find a range of ideas for beginners, to novices, all the way to those expert craftswomen and craftsmen. We can ask help from our young ones when it comes to simple ventures, or better yet, do one of the suggestions on Buzzfeed that will surely blow their minds.
The general idea in terms of bonding with our kids – regardless of how old they are – at home is to detached ourselves from technology. Most of us realise how we, as part of this digital revolution, have been somewhat slaves to our gadgets and the overall scope of technology. These aforementioned activities prove that we can enjoy spending time with our family in some of the simplest, most genuine forms.