Ideas To Keep Your Little House 'Crecher’s' EntertainedBy Becky Stickland, Creche The Party
Hello from Creche The Party, we hope you are all safe and well during these uncertain times. We know that it can be crazy at home, especially if you’ve got little feet running around the house as most of us at CTP do. Our children are our pride and joy but trying to constantly entertain them and channel their precious energy can be a challenge, so we thought we’d share with you some ideas on how to keep your little ones stimulated.
At Creche The Party we pride ourselves on being able to create a Creche area at any event that ensures your little ones can enjoy the day as much as the guest of honour. We do this by using our childcare expertise mixed with fun, games, singing, dancing, crafts and much more! Many of the techniques we use at our events can be easily adapted for home environments which we have found useful during this lockdown, so here are some ideas to keep your little house crecher’s entertained.
Always Be Prepared
We find that having a structure in place for the day ahead helps both ourselves and the children at any event. Although all play is child-led we always start with a rough schedule such as free play, singing time, story time, dinner time and party time. This structure helps to create a calm and manageable day. It is easy to lose all sense of day, time and routine during these times but we recommend making a guide timetable for the day/week with your little ones so they can feel involved and understand what is playtime and what is work time more easily.
Creche The Great Outdoors
Whether it be in the garden or out for a walk getting outside is a great way to burn energy and get some much needed fresh air. On our website we have made a ‘what can you see?’ tick list which you can print off to use on your adventures. Another way of keeping the outdoors fun is to collect different materials to create artwork with (leaf printing, stick painting etc.) – we have lots of ideas on our website!
Although this is a time we shall never forget try and look at it as an opportunity to create everlasting memories with your children. Like any big event in your life, try to take as many photos as possible, perhaps make a scrapbook with your children to capture this time in a positive light or make a vision board for all the things you plan to do when normality resumes. Whilst it can seem like there is a lot of pressure to entertain the children it’s even more important to realise that we are all in this together and there is no right or wrong way to get through the days ahead, and we will back to help as soon as it is safe to do so.