Little kids always have way more energy than their parents. That’s where the conflict usually starts – as a working parent you just want to get things done and rest, but your kids want to play with their friends, ride the bike, or go to the park. You can’t blame children for being so active and curious; it is their nature. Also, it indicates that your kids are healthy and social.
If you don’t have time to go to the public playground with your kids, make your backyard more fun, and encourage children to play there. Your kids will be able to play anytime they want and invite their friends. And it will be easier for you to supervise them. Here are some ideas on how to make a perfect backyard for your kids:
If your backyard is big enough, consider getting residential playground equipment or make a couple of swings on your own. You can also make a sandbox or buy an inflatable swimming pool. Make sure you have a fence to keep your kids safe.
Keep in mind, you don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to make your backyard look like a real playground. Be creative and use some things you have around your house – old toys, tent, chalkboard, twister, and old furniture.
To make it more special, bring some picnic blankets, old pillows, and lights.
Ask your kids what they want to see in your backyard and let them help you decorate the space. That’s how you can spend more time with your children and make them feel special.
Also, don’t forget to make a cozy place for yourself (maybe a hammock?). So that you can relax and read a book while your kids are having fun.
Encourage your kids to invite their friends. Consider making a party in your backyard once per month.
For instance, you can set up an outdoor movie area or prepare some snacks and games.
Check out the list of the games your kids can play with their friends in your backyard: