Avoiding Winter Hibernation.
As the nights draw in and the days seem shorter, we’re all about cosy fires and fleece pyjamas. The colder weather, however, shouldn’t be a carte blanche for abandoning healthy habits. Instead, add some fun twists in line with the new season:
- Autumn walks mean beautiful colours and crunchy leaves – take some time every day to either walk, cycle or scoot with your children. There’s a freshness in the air that makes being outdoors really enjoyable.
- While we’re all about healthy treats, we also know that hot chocolate and fires are an autumn/winter delight. Maybe mark the weekend by making hot drinks together and taking the time to chat about your week.
- Hallowe’en preparation can be great fun when you use natural materials. Start gathering bendy sticks and leaves for garlands and you have a fun project that yourself and your child can work on together over the coming weeks.
- Try not to get caught in the telly trap, where longer evenings seem to warrant hours on the couch. Board games, stories and charades are always great fun, and can provide hours of laughter and friendly competition.
- Keep Christmas in perspective. The ads are starting to creep in and shop displays are popping up so try to keep your child focused on the here and now. Remind them that Christmas only starts in December and that there are so many other fun things to do before then.