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When it comes to home decorating, we tend to think of it as an exclusively adult affair. All the complicated DIY, buying paints, sourcing outside help – it’s something you and your partner do whenever you have the time. But why not involve children in these activities too? The way a house is decorated is going to affect them too, so it makes sense for them to participate in the process. There are lots of ways to get kids involved. Here are just a few to get you started:
Creating a Mood Board
When you start to plan an area of the home it often helps to create a mood board – a collection of images, textiles and colours that indicate the look you’re going for. This is exactly the kind of thing kids like to do. Give them resources like fabric samples and decorating magazines and together come up with inspiration for your new room.
Involve in the Process
There are lots of ways kids can get hands on when it comes to home decorating. For example put them in old clothes and get them to help painting walls. Or if you’re using wallpaper most kids will be able to assist in measuring out and cutting pieces, with adult supervision. Just remember to make sure the environment is always safe for little ones for example by not leaving around any hazardous tools and avoiding strong paint fumes. If you need to know how to get rid of paint smell click here for some useful advice.
Simple Maths Tasks
Involving children in the home decorating process can even help them with school work. For example you could ask them to do some simple maths tasks as part of the project such as adding up the cost of materials. Relate your practical work back to what they’re learning at school to help make it an educational experience.
Researching the Decor Process
Likewise if your little ones are learning to undertake research, you could help them practice this when it comes to decorating. If you need to know important things like how to get rid of paint smell as mentioned above, why not ask them to research it before you start.
These are our top tips when it comes to involving kids in the home decorating process. There are lots of different things you can do that will mean they can both meaningfully participate in the task and also reinforce their formal education at the same time. Two birds, one stone! Good luck!
Getting children to do anything involves time and patience, and if ever there was something that needs perseverance it’s good hygiene habits. The more you repeat patterns the easier it becomes and the more independent your child becomes. Over time things will become more and more automatic, just as long as you have a plan and stick to it. With that said, let’s look at five ways you can teach your child good hygiene habits.Read More
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Household chores can take ages and be a bit dull, but if you get the kids involved you can save time and even have some fun together. Whether it’s dusting, vacuuming, scrubbing or folding laundry, there’s plenty that they can do to help. The key is to keep it interesting and make sure they have a reason to help, otherwise it might end up being more of a hindrance. Let’s check out a handful of ways you can get your children involved in household chores.Read More
Playing outdoors undoubtedly has a number of great benefits for children. It’s one of the most natural things for them to want do and encouraging them to get outside for a run around, ride or play shouldn’t really take that much effort. With that in mind, let’s check out some of the biggest benefits of playing outdoors.Read More
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As a parent, you want to nurture your children so that they become well-rounded adults. You do all kinds of activities to support them and gardening may be one of them. There are many reasons why your garden is a fascinating place for children. By encouraging them to start gardening, their physical and also their mental well-being will be nurtured too. Here are a number of reasons why gardening is great for children.Read More
Not all children will experience the pain of teething. However, most children will have to deal with the pain associated with the process. It’s no fun for your baby; and you, as a parent, will require a lot of patience to comfort your little one.Read More
Pregnancy places your body under extra pressure. It will cope much better if it’s in great shape before, during and after pregnancy. Here are some great top tips on how to get your body in shape, ready for those nine months growing your baby.Read More