Making Time for Play – Part II

Kinder Surprise 2012

Kinder Surprise 2012

Now that school is back in session and we’re back to our normal, everyday lives, making time for play is more important than ever.

My favourite thing to do on any given day is to spend time with my daughter and my husband as a family doing fun stuff. Unfortunately I`m not able to spend most of my time doing this. I’ve got my career, household chores like cooking, grocery shopping etc. and my own personal endeavors like blogging, exercising etc.

Including my daughter in as much of my must-do’s as possible is a win-win scenario. Not only do I get to spend more quality time with her, but I also get to knock a few things off my To-Do list. Here’s one creative way I ‘play’ with my daughter while completing a family necessity.

CITY MOM’S COOKING SHOW

Did you know that I have my own cooking show? It’s true I do. A few times a week the cameras start rolling in my kitchen as my daughter and I, a.k.a. Chef Kellé and Chef Kate, create healthy and fun meals.

We pretend there are cameras following our every move in the kitchen. We provide commentary on our actions as we prepare our meal and instruct our viewers on how to follow along.

I’m not exactly sure how we created this game but I think it came from my secret desire to be on TV and perhaps hers too. Little S has always loved to help me in the kitchen but now we’ve made a game out of it and it’s one she truly looks forward to. As soon as she hears that clatter and clang of the pots and pans in the kitchen, she comes running, ready for another day of taping. We love this time together and it achieves so many positive things.

Kinder Surprise 2012

LET KIDS BE KIDS WITH KINDER® CANADA

Children learn through play and while it may appear as just play to an adult, this is actually kids at work. Letting kids be kids is the most important gift we can give to our children and KINDER® believes in this philosophy whole-heartedly, and continues to strive to create moments of joy for families across Canada.

Right now on the Kinder Canada Facebook page 10 Lucky community members are going to win a KINDER® gift basket full of goodies worth $200 to be drawn on Oct. 12.  And this is just the first of many exciting promotions and contests being offered on their Facebook page. If you aren’t already, head over to the Kinder Canada Facebook page to get in on all the fun and enter the contest.

So how do you balance your busy family life with play? Share your tips!

Disclosure: I’m part of the KINDER® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.

City Mom

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