Ways to connect with your child on the weekends (that doesn’t include screens)

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Our weekdays are full of work, school, sport, before and after school care and homework activities. The weekend is a time to relax and unwind and, hopefully, spend some quality time together.

Stuck for ideas on what to do this weekend? Here are a few ways you can spend some quality time with your child this weekend that doesn’t include a single screen:

Play games

Games are not just for kids. Dust off some board games, grab out a deck of cards or reach for some pen and paper and have some good old-fashioned fun. Of course, you can also head outside to play games too. Start a game of hide and seek, Eye-Spy or make up your own fun games. You’ll create some great memories, connect with your child and also inject a bit of a fun into the weekend too.

Have a picnic

There’s nothing simpler than having a picnic lunch together somewhere in nature. Walk down to a local park, drive to somewhere scenic or just spread a blanket out in the backyard. Eat together, chat about your week and maybe follow it up by going for a nature walk.

Get active

Spend some quality time together being active and reap many rewards. Go on a bike ride, take a long walk, go bowling, swimming, running, or simply dance around the house. Keeping active together is a great way to bond and also role model healthy living.

Be a tourist in your own town

Pretend you’re a tourist and explore your own town together. Visit museums, art galleries, famous monuments or statues and take lots of photos. It’s a great way to explore where you live in a way you might not have done before. Exploring is also a whole lot of fun.

Spending time together with your child on the weekend is good for your family in so many ways. If you’ve run out of ideas for things to do ask your child what they’d like to do. You might be surprised by what they come up with.

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