Planning Children's Birthday Party Games

Written by John Lenaghan

Planning Children’s Birthday Party Games

The best parties are built upon fun, age-appropriate and action-filled children’s birthday party games. Games can include classics like relay races, musical chairs, or egg tosses forrepparttar brave or might revolve around favorite movies or cartoon characters. Games tend to berepparttar 145881 highlight of children’s birthday parties.

Only second to party games in importance are children’s birthday cakes. Cakes and party themes setrepparttar 145882 tone for which games will be best for birthday party success.

How to Choose Party Games

When planning party games, first considerrepparttar 145883 age of your guests. The limited attention span of 4 year olds will require several very short games where pre-teens might enjoy a much longer and detailed game such as role playing or a movie party. You only need to think of an activity and then give it a slight twist so that it will fit your theme. As examples, a pirate theme could involve games such as finding hidden treasure by following maps. A circus party could involve games such as face decorating, tumbling contests or ring tosses.

5 Simple Steps Guaranteed To Allow You To Spend More Time With Your Children This Summer

Written by Dr. Charles Sophy

Look around: Your kids are counting sleeps untilrepparttar last day of school,repparttar 145880 local outdoor swimming pool is open, andrepparttar 145881 temperature has sky-rocketed. Summer is here! Are you still stuck in your winter routine? The one filled with rushing around to after school programs, play dates and endless birthday parties. Do you still feelrepparttar 145882 pressure of hurrying your kids to catchrepparttar 145883 school bus and rushing out after them to deliverrepparttar 145884 lunch that little Amanda forgot onrepparttar 145885 table? Summer is here! Time to relax!

Summertime is a time to relax some of our daily routines, allowing more flexibility into our lives. The holidays are often a time where we anticipate lots of wonderful family time together to create and share experiences that are timeless. Yet many parents dread some ofrepparttar 145886 practical challenges of getting throughrepparttar 145887 summer. Many people can't afford to totally disengage fromrepparttar 145888 routine of work and adult commitments to spend as much time with their children as they would like. Don't get caught up inrepparttar 145889 "all or nothing" mindset - even small changes in your daily schedule can go a long way to helping your child feel likerepparttar 145890 priority in your day.

Creating more time in a busy adult life is easier if you follow these five simple steps:

1. Identifyrepparttar 145891 barriers blocking flexibility in your schedule.<.b> Look for areas in your schedule that can be traded off for more time with your children.

2. Address each issue identified above and rate as flexible or inflexible. For example, a weekly team meeting would rank as an inflexible activity whereas an hour atrepparttar 145892 gym after dinner would rank as flexible. 3. Engage your child inrepparttar 145893 planning of shared time. Make surerepparttar 145894 time you spend together is valuable. Plan activities that you both will enjoy and that allow for parent / child interactions.

4. Be Mindful. Remember, you can't be everything to everybody. Sometimes your commitments as an adult conflict with your commitments as a parent. When conflicts arise, talk to your children to explainrepparttar 145895 situation and let them know how you feel.

5. Respect. Everyone needs time alone. Remember to respect your and your child's need for "me" time

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