The mid-year school holidays is just around the corner. As a parent, are you already looking for holiday programs for your kid? Instead of the usual travel plans or camps for kids, how about taking time out to spend with your child?
Indeed, research studies show that there are many benefits of family time on a child’s overall well-being and development. This quality time doesn’t mean running errands together or the usual hectic commute from home to school. Instead, this is the time to be protected for both parent and child to be actively engaged in each other’s company. Such interactive time is important for the child to feel loved and express freely her inner feelings and thoughts. On the other hand, it’s also time for you as a parent to observe and learn about your child’s behavior to better guide her.
What’s more – spending time together outdoors is also hugely beneficial! It’s not just the health benefits for you personally – feeling happier, getting more exercise, healing faster and having better concentration. For kids, outdoor time in nature can also help improve resilience, increase creativity and develop their love and concern for the environment. And the earlier you build the habit of spending time outdoors with your kid, the larger the benefits he will reap in the years ahead.
So this June holiday break, why not take a day out and join The Golden Space 1-day family retreat for your child and you to spend a special bonding time together? The retreat will be held in HortPark, a lovely lush green space out in the nature, to have fun and enjoy each other’s company. It’s going to be a day well spent for you and your kid!
According to a poll by Families for Life (FFL) in Singapore, it revealed that only 55% of us are satisfied with the amount of quality time we spend with our families. Yet, the power is within us to take control and improve our family lives – you can do it!