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Weekend Warriors Have No Minimum Age

Every working parent knows just how precious weekends are. But till the rest of the world catches onto the 4-day work week (pioneered by us in The Netherlands, by the way), here are some double-duty weekend activities that let you spend quality time with your child as you impart important skills that are crucial to helping him take on life.
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Build a sandcastle with bucket-and-spade activity to enhance child's creativity

BUILD A SANDCASTLE

to promote creative thinking, hone problem-solving skills, and shape spatial intelligence.

 

 

Pack a picnic basket activity to allow child to participate

PACK A PICNIC BASKET

to encourage active participation.

Boardgame activites to improve problem-solving skills

PLAY A BOARDGAME

to sharpen problem-solving skills, promote creative thinking, and encourage cooperative play.

Family blog activities to enhance child's communication skills

UPDATE YOUR FAMILY BLOG

to create opportunities for your child to improve his creative thinking, communication, and collaboration skills.

Caring for animals by volunteering at an animal shelter

VOLUNTEER AT AN ANIMAL SHELTER

to encourage compassion for animals.

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Your Cleaning Solution May Contain Kids

When a child arrives, a home naturally grows with love and laughter. But few parents would ever mention that one secret: the list of chores grows too. Well, the good news is, as your child grows, he’d only be too happy to do everything you’re doing. So how about enlisting his help with the household chores? It’d not only sharpen his motor skills; chipping in will make him feel like he’s part of the family too.