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Holidays at home: how to keep children busy

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Empty purse, rainy weather ... If you're spending your holidays at home, here's how to entertain children and even make this holiday home sweet home unforgettable ...

Learn a new artistic activity, visit a museum close to home, enjoy the summer activities of the city, do a family project, or simply cook together, our suggestion box to keep the kids occupied during your summer holidays.

Your kids are addicted to screens: change the rules of the game

Your boy locks himself up to play on his screen for hours, while the girls stay taped on Skype or Facebook? Do not let them spoil the precious time that is the summer vacation. Take advantage of this time to share with them organize cultural outings around their interests: visit the Galliera museum for girls fashion fans, discover the stadium of France for soccer ... If you dry, go to the tourist office closest to you. Every summer, cities bend over backwards to offer summer activities and Paris-Plage has been emulated everywhere in France. Toulouse, Saint-Quentin, Dijon, Beaugency, Champigny-sur-Marne ... the list is long and a few kilometers from home there are surely lots of activities waiting for your children: climbing, beach games, canoe trips , treasure hunts, swimming etc ...

In the evening, too, the program is family-oriented: dance evenings, open-air cinema, theater and concerts enliven these "summer quarters". And for days without outings, why not organize tournaments of board games or outdoor. Younger people love to participate in "Olympics" sports and cultural ... that can occupy them for several days.

Test and reveal their hidden talents

Freedom, free time and precious, the holidays allow everyone to live at their own pace. Between idleness, outings and family meals, summer days give everyone the opportunity to discover their hidden talents. If your children have trouble dealing with themselves, take the time to experiment with them. Finger painting for toddlers, watercolor, drawing, pottery, sewing, jewelry making, DIY, gardening, crochet, knitting ... children are eager to learn whatever their age group. And if you are not good at manual activities, contact the associations of your municipality. They may offer summer courses that will allow your children to try a new artistic or sports discipline.

Your teens isolate themselves: propose them a collective project

As a teenager, children often have a tendency to shut themselves up or stay with their mates. It is then necessary to take advantage of the summer holidays to tighten the family ties. And nothing better than a collective project carried by the whole family to reinforce the cohesion of your tribe. Redecorate their room, turn the attic into a TV room, repaint furniture, participate in a flea market, all ideas are good, as each has a task to accomplish within reach. The success of this type of challenge values ​​each child and strengthens family ties ... while occupying this small world for a while!

Your children are eating badly: organize a Top Chef tournament

No more canteen, long live homemade cooking! If for the parents the preparation of the meals is often synonymous with chore, for the children these moments shared in family are extremely structuring. It can not be repeated enough: tastes and flavors become apparent in early childhood. So, why not take advantage of the summer holidays to do all together new culinary experiences. If your kids are fans of Top Chef or Master Chef, feel free to play this card thoroughly. Market, pick, clean and peel, develop new dishes, challenge them and rediscover the pleasures of the table together. Choose together preparations that give them the impression of "having done it alone". Salty cakes, vegetable gratin, stuffed vegetables, fruit skewers, crumble, yoghurt cake, carambar cake ... The culinary literature for children contains a wealth of recipe ideas that can be adopted to facilitate the cooking of all days. And you will see that in the autumn, they will finish their plate without complaining.

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