According to studies, children with parents who are genuinely interested in their daily activities show a higher grade proficiency. We all want to see our children become successful and well-organized, but sometimes easy life hacks can be more effective than long, constructive talks. If you want your children to follow you, speak in their language and add a little bit of creativity.
At Bright Side, we’ve found 13 great tricks that will make your parenting easier and more fun.
1. Glue coins to an old pair of your child’s shoes for a tap-dancing trial.
This hack is very useful for parents whose kids are involved in different activities. Glue coins to the bottoms of the shoes to make steps safer or to make tap-dancing sounds.
2. Make a sound station for children.
Use a pallet to create a sound station for your children. You can involve your kids in designing it. It’s a good, entertaining project to do while you’re in a summer house.
3. Create an entertaining place for the baby to picnic easily.
If you are going to spend some time with your baby outdoors, don’t forget to bring an umbrella. It will protect the baby from the sun, plus it can be a good solution to hang toys. Now going on picnics is way more relaxing.
4. Use a ruler to lock drawers.
A very fast and easy way to stop a baby from opening shelves is with a ruler. Just insert the ruler inside the handles and stop being worried that your kid will pinch their fingers.
5. Get an organizer for your car.
Make your trips with a baby easier by attaching a seat organizer in the car. All the things you need will be at hand and it will save lots of time instead of searching for things all the time in your bag.
6. Use old containers to keep stuff for your baby.
Use old small containers to keep a pacifier in. It will help you to escape cleaning it again and organizing space for it in your purse.
7. Make a chore chart.
If you have a hard time keeping your kid on top of chores, this chart can be very helpful to keep their rooms clean. You can decide about the size and color yourself. For this chart, you’ll need only paper, magnetic tape, markers, and scissors.
8. Remember the lollipop hack.
If your kid likes lollipops but always gives it back to you after licking it for a while, just create a cover for it from a Kinder Surprise Egg. No need to throw it away each time.
9. Travel hack for babies
Make an exciting travel bag with surprises for your baby. Take a paper egg container, plastic eggs from a Kinder Surprise Egg and fill it with tasty snacks. The size of the eggs won’t let you take too much, so your kid won’t get too much sugary food.
10. Put glue on the bottom of your kids’ shoes to prevent them from slipping.
There’s no need to buy special shoes all the time when you can make some yourself in just one minute by using glue. Simply apply it to a shoe’s sole and wait for it to dry.
11. Make a fairytale out of bath time.
Your kid will love to take baths if you let in a little fantasy. Take neon sticks and put them in water. Now the bath looks like a world from Avatar!
12. Play tennis with balloons and paper plates.
If it’s cold outside but your kid is asking for a fun activity, make your own “safe” tennis with a ballon and paper plates. Nothing will be ruined at home and your kid will be happy.
13. Create games and activities by using magnetic tape.
Involve your kids in helping you to create a new game and glue magnetic tape to wooden sticks. Write numbers on the bottom and help your little ones count the number of paper clips by sticking them to the tape. This educational game will help you to save money and attract your kids’ attention.
Do you have your own special life hack that helps you manage being a parent? Leave a comment if you liked this article.