“HOLIDAYS!!” We are all familiar with this squeal that comes around thrice a year. The first set of holidays is during Dussehra, and our little ones seriously cannot hold themselves back.
We may not want to admit it, but all of us parents also feel quite happy knowing we won’t have to wake up at ridiculous hours to help our children prepare for school. We all know how the days will advance, though, don’t we?
- Day 1: Holiday! Holiday! HOLIDAYS! Instagram. Facebook. Whatsapp. YouTube.
- Day 2: Instagram. Facebook. Whatsapp. YouTube.
- Day 3: Instagram. Facebook. Whatsapp. YouTube.
- Day 4: Instagram. Facebook. Whatsapp. YouTube.
- Day 5: Instagram. Facebook. Whatsapp. YouTube.
- Day 6: Instagram. Facebook. Whatsapp. YouTube.
- Day 7: Instagram. Facebook. Whatsapp. YouTube.
Being with the family is always very beautiful but isn’t it sad that our kids now prefer gadgets over everything else? Even toddlers want nothing more than to watch their favorite shows on YouTube.
Plus, in our fast-paced lives, even we forget to give quality time to our children. So, let’s make this Dussehra more than just an ordinary holiday. Let’s make it a true celebration with these simple ideas:
Create a flurry in the library
With tablets and social media taking over, our children don’t understand the thrill of reading a book in the silence of the library. Also, it will be a refreshing change from the routine.
Go to the British Library near your house and encourage your child to pick up books of his choice. He/she could read right there for an hour or so, or get books issued to read at home.
Inculcating the habit of reading during the early years of development will help children explore the world of fiction, develop communication skills, and much more!
Express better in a heartfelt letter
Here’s a blast-from-the-past kind of idea. How about we encourage our little ones to write a letter? In the many quick ways of communicating, we forget the happiness in literally penning our thoughts, folding the paper, sealing it in an envelope, pasting the stamps, and dropping it in the mailbox.
Let’s sit with our children and egg them to write a letter to their friend or any relative. They could even write something to their future self! Not only will you spend time together but you will re-live your childhood memories through your child.
And as for your little one, he/she will have a whole new experience and a different kind of excitement.
Buzz into the cousins’
The best way to make our kids look up from their devices or come out of their rooms is to visit the cousins. If they are the same age, it is even better for everyone! It will be an amazing reason to get together with your relatives as well.
If the relatives live far away, why not plan and go on a small trip? The kids will love it!
Blend in with a furry friend
The best kinds of friends have paws and a tail! It is very important to sensitize our children to various animals at an early age.
How about planning a trip to a petting zoo? You could also go to a dog park! There are also poultry farms and cattle fields that you could visit so that children explore the beauty that nature actually is!
Kids who love animals and grow up with them are usually more sensitive and kinder.
Create crafting masterpieces
If you are worried that your child may forget the importance of Dussehra and the many festivities surrounding it, you can teach them in an unconventional way through something that also explores their creativity: crafts! They could engage in paintings, decorating their dandiya sticks, making sock puppets/dolls, etc. There are many DIY videos that you can find on YouTube to help!
We hope your excitement matches your child’s excitement this time!