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9 Ways to Make Household Chores Fun
9 Ways to Make Household Chores Fun
Chores and fun in the same breath? You bet. Here, some ideas for getting kids to beat you at the cleaning game.
- Hide treats, stickers, or pennies in, on, or under knickknacks, then ask your child to dust. She gets to enjoy the rewards only when everything is dusted.
- Post individual lists of chores kids can do (one for each child in your family). Whenever your child accomplishes a task, have her mark it with a sticker. Whoever has the most stickers at the end of the week gets the Helper of the Week award.
- Play "Go Fish" with a basket of clean socks. Divide the socks among the players, leaving a pile to draw from. Each player, in turn, holds up a sock and asks another player if he has the mate. If not, the asking player must take a sock from the top of the draw pile. When finished, the player with the most pairs wins.
- Turn any socks that stay single into child-friendly dust mitts. Insert child's hand into clean but dampened sock and use it to remove dust from houseplants and furniture.
- Have a scavenger hunt. Make a list of everyday items (newspapers, magazine, shoes, etc.). Set a timer for 5 minutes, then have kids collect stray items throughout the house. The winner is the child who picks up the most (and returns them to their rightful spots).
- After dinner, do a "10-minute Tidy." Set a timer and have family members scatter through the house putting away the day's clutter.
- Appoint someone to be Inspector D. Clutter. Armed with a laundry basket and plastic police badge from the dress-up box, this person roams the house and puts stray belongings into clutter "jail" (the basket). To set an item free, its owner (Mom and Dad included!) must do a chore.
- Turn a bucket into a personalized cleaning caddy. Use permanent marker to write your child's name on it and have him decorate its with other drawings. Store supplies such as sponge, dustrag and roll of paper towels, etc.
- Show them the money? Some experts believe allowance should be reserved for teenagers. School-aged children will easily get behind the idea that chores are something you do as a member of the family — not for money. They'll be excited just to show off their skill at completing a task.
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Le Jardin du petit monde à bicyclette, situé au cœur du parc La Fontaine est de retour pour une deuxième année dans Le Plateau-Mont-Royal. A popular bicycle installation has reopened for a second season, geared to helping children aged 2-12 practice their cycling skills in a safe location, away from vehicle traffic. There are directional signals, dinosaur and animal crossings, painted designs, small speed bumps, bridges, and a bike maintenance area..
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Join the Active Parramatta Van for a very popular LIVE online trivia tournament! Registration for this event will open Monday 6 September at 9:30am Let’s Get Mathematical: Advanced is a fun and interactive game, designed to be played from behind your screen! Children compete against one another to answer a range of trivial questions from the topic of maths! The winner of the tournament will receive a digital certificate! Let’s Get Mathematical is a LIVE game which will be conducted online via Zoom and Kahoot. Zoom is a video conferencing service, and Kahoot is a games-based learning platform. Some parents may already use Zoom for work and children may already use Kahoot through school. The following requirements are necessary for a full experience: • Internet connection • A computer or laptop • Download and run the Zoom application for free via www.zoom.us before the program Alternative: A tablet or smart phone may also be used, however switching between apps is necessary. For the best experience, we recommend to use a device for Zoom and a separate device for Kahoot. For example, use a smartphone to view Zoom (which will showcase the main screen of trivial questions), while using a tablet to access Kahoot (to select and answer questions).If using a smartphone/tablet, download both Zoom and Kahoot applications for free via your application store before the program. Note: Participants’ videos will be turned off during the program, so participants are unable to see others as a privacy precaution. A Meeting ID and Password will required to access Zoom, and a Games ID is required to access Kahoot. These important details will be shown in the registration confirmation. Important: Please carefully read and make note of all the information below. FAQs 1. I have registered for an activity and need to cancel my ticket; how can I do this? You can cancel your ticket prior to the activity starting, we ask that you cancel with enough time (24 hours minimum) to allow for a ticket to be released and claimed by another participant on the waitlist. To cancel your ticket simply sign into your Eventbrite account, go to "Tickets," select your order and choose "Cancel Order". If you wish to cancel a single ticket in your order and not the whole order, contact us by emailing: email@example.com. Please ensure you include the activity name, order number and participant’s ticket you wish to cancel. 2. Are your activities accessible to kids of all abilities? We aim to make our school holiday programs accessible to children of all abilities. The activities marked with an asterisk(*), are organised by trained facilitators who are able to deliver activities that respond to children with a range of needs. If you have any questions about physical access or inclusion in any of our school holiday activities, please call us on (02) 9806 5343. 3. The activity states that I must have my camera on to participate; is this mandatory? Yes, in the interest of child safety and to help keep the online environment a safe place we ask that you only register for such activities if you are able to have your camera on for the duration of the activity. Additionally, this allows for you to get the best experience as the activities require active engagement with the facilitators. 4. I don’t have a device with a camera or do not wish to have my camera on during the activity. Are there any other options for me? Yes, we have a wide range of online resources that you and your child can engage with. Please visit the following link to view the full range of activities: https://www.cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au/recreation/active-parramatta/active-kids 5. I don’t wish for my home environment to be viewed. How can I avoid this? We encourage you set up in a family area of your home such as the living room. We also encourage you apply a virtual background to help block out any unwanted objects from the background. To learn how you can do this please visit the following link: https://zoom.us/virtual-backgrounds 6. There are multiple back to back sessions of an activity, can I book my child in for all of them? No, due to the popularity of our program and limited spaces available any back to back bookings will be cancelled to allow for a greater chance for everyone to participate in our activities. 7. I have another question? You can contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone by calling (02) 9806 5343.