|Create Memories on Mother’s Day by Reading with the kids|
While Mother’s Day is a day to celebrate all of the moms in our lives, whether they’re our own mothers, sisters, friends or aunts, who are mothers to someone, it is also an important day to spend time with the children. Some kids may be too young to impart any gifts on their own, aside from spending some personal time with mom. Whether your kids are old enough to understand the holiday or not, set some special time aside to be with your children.
Spending family time together is very important. It helps build familial relationships and builds memories, but spending time with each of your children individually helps show just how much you care about them as a person and as an individual. This helps them grow character and grow a strong sense of self. Whether you decide to read and experience a book together, play a game, or simply have an in depth conversation, it is these personal one-on-one moments that kids will come to cherish as they grow older and remember on future Mother’s Days. Here are some things you can do to spend some special time with each of your kids.
1. Read a personalized book together. Sharing a book together is sharing an experience. You venture out on a journey and remember that experience together. Sharing a personalized book with your child reminds them about how special they are and how much you mean to them.
2. Play a game. Ask your child what games they want to play with you, and taking part in exactly what they want will create fond memories for the future. Not only that, but it keeps both of you active and entertained.
3. Tell them a story. Sharing personal stories about when you were your child’s age helps them relate to you as a person as well as a mother. It helps them feel closer to you when you share personal stories and helps them understand you and themselves better.
4. Ask them about their week and tell them about yours. Talk to them like they are another person, not just a child. This helps them formulate opinions and builds their confidence. They feel important when they are asked about what goes on in their lives and what their feelings are on certain topics, as well as hearing about their mom’s lives as well.
These activities will stick with them as they grow older and will undoubtedly come to mind on future Mother’s Days. Invite your kids to get to know you and get to know them as individuals so they can grow up and become special individuals themselves. Think of the mothers you will be celebrating this year. Think of all of the things you respect about them and what they have done for you in order to become the person you are now, and remember those moments when creating new ones with your kids as well.
Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful Moms out there from all of us at KD Novelties!