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Here is a list of 150 conversation starters for kids that actually work. I pored over every list of conversation questions for kids that I could find, and I put together the ultimate list of all the best family conversation starters that kids and adults will enjoy. With 150 awesome questions, this gives you enough questions for five months of family dinners.
Here are 25 simple things every dad can do that mean a lot to your child. The secret of how to be a good father is in what you do every day. Here are the little things dads do that mean a lot to kids. And as it turns out, these small moments are actually the biggest moments of all.
I'm sharing 100 Non-Boring Questions to Get Kids Talking! You can find lots of questions for children online, but you have to wade through quite a few duds. Questions that are boring, loaded, or queued up for one-word answers take the conversations nowhere. This list of questions will get your kids talking and thinking.
6 everyday family bonding activities. One of the best ways to nurture a strong family bond is by finding ways to connect during regular everyday routines. Because when you do that, you can elevate an ordinary ho-hum routine into a fun family tradition that will delight your kids every day.
It's Science: Hugging Your Child Shapes Their Happiness for Life! Giving your child several heartfelt hugs a day can be a keystone habit that will nurture your parent-child relationship in a deep way. Keystone habits are special because they kick off a chain reaction, influencing several aspects of your life at once.
This is a list of the 60 Best Family Bonding Activities for families to bring you and your child closer together. To put together this list, I read every list of family bonding activities I could get my hands on in books and online, talked to friends and neighbors to hear about their favorite family activities - then I compiled all the most-loved ideas into one epic list.
Do you ever wonder if you've said "I love you" to your children enough to last a lifetime? Explore the importance of expressing your love in a meaningful way and how it can help strengthen your relationship with your children. We're sharing some thoughtful advice to help parents connect with their children.
25 Board Games for Kindergartners. The list below grew out of my family’s experience of being on the hunt for the best family board games and card games for several years. Look for my family’s absolute favorite board games for kindergartners. These are the games my whole family can’t get enough of!
When you want to nurture a loving family bond, you don't need pricey day-long excursions or elaborate craft projects. Because the best family bonding activities can be done along with your normal everyday routine. Here are 60 meaningful family bonding ideas guaranteed to make you feel even closer. ***Awesome list of ideas for quality time for tired parents everywhere! #parenting #parentingtips #familybonding #familytime #familyfun #family #qualitytime
How much quality time should you spend with your child every day? At the time I’m writing this, research hasn’t yet shown whether there’s a “sweet spot” for the right amount of quality time with kids. So rather than aiming for a certain amount of time, you might ask yourself: Do I feel connected to my child today? If the answer is no, connect for a few minutes.
I'm sharing 35 Baby Shower Songs Your Guests Will Love. The problem with most baby shower playlists is that they consist of songs with the word "baby" in the title, or they are sweet kids' music. So I put together a new and improved baby shower playlist: These baby shower songs have sweet lyrics without being overly cheesy.
Here is the Best Way to Set Goals as a Family. I've learned that setting family goals doesn’t have to be formal or weird. It can actually be fun. Every family is different, but here we're sharing the “gotchas” we ran into and how to avoid them, plus the steps that brought about the best reactions from the whole family.
Experience gifts make kids happier than physical gifts because they create lifelong memories. But some non-toy gifts are cheesy or boring. Here are the experience gifts your child will ADORE. Use this list for your Christmas gift shopping or for your child's birthday. #giftideas #giftsforkids #experiencegifts
120 Funny Questions to Ask Kids. My favorite part of these fun questions isn’t the moment of connection, although those warm fuzzies are undeniable. What I love best about asking my kids these funny questions is that for a couple of minutes, I get to see the world through their eyes. And that fresh perspective fills me with a sense of awe and reminds me how lucky I am to spend my days with these special little humans.
This is a list of quick games for game night. Many families like to kick off family game night with a quick game. Here’s why: Everyone in your family will likely have a different favorite game, so starting your night with a fast round of an extra game gives you another chance to incorporate someone’s favorite. Here are the best family game night games that you can play in 20 minutes or less.
Blocks, Little People, trains, cars, Legos, pipe cleaners, pom poms, lids, play dough, boxes, and other materials that can be used in multiple ways for kids to learn language concepts.
Screen time for kids you can actually feel GOOD about instead of feeling guilty! You'll avoid the negative effects of screen time, plus your child will actually learn something. From educational activities to creative projects and more, these screen time activities will keep your child busy so you can get stuff done. ***Includes FREE printable cheat sheet for parents listing the latest screen time guidelines by age.
What if I told you that you can ask your child questions that inspire kindness in your them? Everyone wants their child to grow up to be a kind, compassionate person, and these 40 kindness questions can inspire them to be kind. Even better, these questions are posed as a game for your kids for evenings or car rides of fun and learning. Click to the blog for the list to print the cards.
The Ultimate Picture Book List For Kids. Here’s the problem with most lists of the best picture books: Those lists typically leave out two of the most important criteria for deciding whether a picture book really is the best. Reading works best when it’s something you look forward to so you can be close to your child and feel connected. Not so much when you’re gritting your teeth and skipping every third word to get through it as fast as possible.
Nothing could be more important than teaching your daughter that her body is her own. But waiting until she's a teenager is too late. Follow these 5 practical steps for raising a girl to know that her body is hers.
Read through this list of picture books that will make your child feel loved. It's surprising how powerful the right book can be for making you and your child feel completely connected. These ten books are sure to garner the kind of in-awe reaction out of your kids that parents live for. And the best part is, these picture books about love are so well written that you'll enjoy reading them too.
Want to teach your toddler to love reading and grow into a lifelong reader? Here are the 65 all-time BEST books for toddlers age 2. Not only do kids and parents love these children's books, but they're perfectly attuned to what’s going on inside a toddler's brain developmentally. *Love this list of the best books for 2-year-olds! #childrensbooks #kidsbooks #toddlerbooks #toddlers #toddleractivities #toddlerfun
These are the BEST books about becoming a big sister! Kids just love these big sister books, and they're a delight to read aloud for adults too. Get a few of these picture books to help an older sibling cope with the new baby, and you'll steer clear of the typical sibling jealousy about the baby. If you're looking for the best new sibling books, these children's books set the perfect example for how to be a big sister. #newborn #siblings #kidlit #picturebooks
Picking a board game for different ages can be hard and sometimes stressful. These are our kids’ absolute favorite card and board games for all ages. Be sure to check them out before your next family game night to ensure fun amongst all age groups.
Read this post for 7 ways to make your kid a better student. These surefire techniques are sure to help you if your kid is a chronic sayer of phrases like, "I'm not good at that," "I'll never learn this," or "I'm not smart." If they don't apply themselves at school or shy away from learning new things, it could mean they have a fixed mindset, and these tricks will help them develop a growth mindset. Click through to learn more!