1. Take a walk while playing a game with your child. Have a treasure hunt or play a game requiring finding things. Even toddlers can find objects. Sienna and I like to play a finding game on our walks. I say, “I see a fire hydrant, do YOU see a fire hydrant?” This is a great way to fit in some exercise while also spending quality time with your munchkin!
2. Cleaning up. Believe it or not children of all ages like to help! Ask your toddler to help you put away laundry. While taking clothes out of the dryer, have your little one figure out who the article of clothes belongs to and where it needs to go. Then have them put the clothes in thei appropriate room. For older kids, turn on some music and set a timer, ask your child to see if they can do a cleaning task before the timer goes off.
3. Set aside a date night (or even an hour to the ice cream shop) with only one of your children to show them how special they are!