“Spending quality time” is essential for developing deep, healthy, and long-lasting relationships and kids are no exception!
You can’t build trust or a connection with your little bundle of joy without depositing some time in your children’s love bank.
Interestingly, the best thing about parenting is having a cute, little, and fun partner. From matching outfits, art adventures to tumble time, you can have many little adventures with your toddler.
And if you play your cards right, hanging out with your little one while shedding some extra pounds is possible.
Whichever activity you pick, the benefit far outweighs the effort you put in getting your baby dressed and transported. It will definitely strengthen the bond between the two of you.
Plus, you will be able to network with other mommies (most probably the experienced ones) to get some proven parenting strategies.
Let’s not drag it anymore; here are some of the best mommy-and-me activities you can try to make the most of your time with your little one.
The Best Mommy-And-Me Activities
1. Have a Diminutive Assistance in the Kitchen
The idea might sound scary to many mommies but trust us when we say that it can be a helpful learning activity for you. As kids often clamber to join mommies in the kitchen, invite them in and let them help you.
A mini apron and tiny chef hat will help your little one play his/her part. Turn over some ingredients to your little assistance and let them show their creativity.
How about asking them to assemble sandwich filling, or have your kiddo master the technique of buttering toasts?
The more your child will cook, the more he/she will develop a love for healthy food.
2. Be Crafty With Your Kiddo
Who doesn’t like smart and intelligent kids?
Well, craft creations can play a big role in keeping your kid engaged and improving his cognitive skills and creative behavior.
Allow your little one’s imagination to go wild with crafting activities like finger and toe painting. Let them paint with their fingers and toes and prepare an exquisite mommy-and-me masterpiece.
You can also collect bits and bobs from the storeroom, kitchen, or craft drawer, place them on paper, and color them with your little one to bring out their texture and shape.
Moreover, you can also join the mommy-and-me craft group to learn new and creative crafting activities such as sculpting, sewing, and stringing beads.
3. Have Some Tumble Time
An outlet is a must for the mommies who long for an uninterrupted calorie cup of a drink at the local coffee house. So why not have it for your little one?
You can have quality mommy-and-me time at a toddler-safe gym. Many local gymnastic academies offer family activities and play & learn classes.
Choose a class that follows a kid’s lead in discovering how their tiny bodies move and tumble while learning basic gymnastic moves.
Keep in mind that these play-based activities can offer benefits beyond movement activities and cardiovascular freedom.
They are more like an esteem-boosting powerhouse and help your baby become more energetic and active.
4. Try on Matching Outfit and Get Clicked
Looking to make some memories you can cherish forever?
Wear a matching outfit and get lots of crazy clicks together to show your lasting bond with your kid. Post them on Instagram and love will come pouring in.
5. Enjoy Guppy Training
If you have never tried swimming with your baby, you are missing out on real fun. Going to a swim class offers a great way to burn calories and allows your baby to get familiar with one of the basic skills of life.
Put your little bundle of joy into the water and allow him or her to burn some energy.
However, if you’re not an expert swimmer, you must try swimming with an instructor, especially if your baby is 6 to 8 months old. In fact, your child can learn how to swim before he/she learns how to walk.
6. Burn Calories With Stroller Fitness
Working out with your child gives you and your baby a physical and emotional boost. Thanks to equipment like stroller fitness, you don’t need a gym membership or any other baby sitter equipment.
The fitness session entails cocooning your baby in a jogging stroller that allows you to do a self-powered workout, including strength training, flexibility, and walking.
If your kid is a little older, try a bike run- Let your kiddo ride his or her mini bike and run alongside. after a few outings, you’ll be back in shape.
All in all, quality time is very important to any parent-child relationship, and “mommy-and-me” activities are an excellent way to spend it.