One on one time with our kids can be a huge game changer in their behaviors. But what can you do with them? What are some ideas for one on one time activities with your kids?
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I’ve talked before about how to spend quality time with your child and why it’s important. But what in the world do you do during one on one time with your kids?
How do I spend one on one time with my kids?
Schedule, schedule, schedule! It is so important to let kids know when it’s coming, but clear. Make it directly after or before something that happens every day. Before bedtime, after lunch, etc. This is much easier for a kid to comprehend than a time of day.
What activities can I do with my child?
- Quality Time Parent/Child Activities: This is a printable that is filled with one on one time activities for you and your child. It even comes with a calendar so your kid knows when the one on one time is coming. You can print it at home as many times as you’d like for you and your kids.
- Board games: Here is a great round up of 2 person board games . (aff link) Some games in this round up are:
- Connect 4
- And more!
- Activity books: We love activity books! They take out the competition part of it and you can work together. Here is a great round up of activity books!
- How to Draw Dinosaurs
- That’s Silly – Rhyme Time
- The Everything Kids Puzzle Book
- And more!
- Sticky mosaics: My kids LOVE these sticky mosaics. Takes up some time and works on fine motor skills.
- Paint by Sticker: These paint by sticker books are so much fun for one on one time also. Again, works on fine motor skills!
- Bake or cook with your kids: This is a great post on kid friendly kitchen tasks for your kids and cooking tools.
How do you spend individual time with each child?
- Divide and conquer: If you have a spouse or partner, switch off days with each kid. As long as they get some individual time with each parent, you’re good!
- Stagger bedtimes: We have all our kids go to bed at different times so we can be alone with them without worrying about the others.
- Make it quality: It’s not about the length of time you need to spend with your kids, it’s about quality time.