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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Quality Time Before Starting School

Our No TV Mondays..

If you watch my weekly vlogs then you will know on Mondays Freddie was home with me. He attended Nursery on Tuesday and Thursday and his school nursery on Wednesday and Friday. Freddie will be starting school in September and I wanted to make the most of the few months of 1 to 1 time we had remaining.

Over the past 6 months I started a new routine with Freddie... and I call it NO TV MONDAY. As soon as we got home from dropping Taylor off at school, Freddie would be asking for Blaze, Paw patrol or Thomas to be put on. This is a routine I wanted to get him out of.. and quickly. I find once the TV's on, Its hard to turn it off again without him have a paddy.

The first few weeks we had a few problems but nothing compared to how I thought it would be. I found it easy to distract him and before I knew Mondays became a TV free day. We then spent our Mondays doing lots of fun but also educational activities together. Lunch times I make fun by having Teddy bear picnics and if the weather wasn't great we would have it in the living room.

Here are a few activities that we got up to instead of watching Tv..

On A Wet Weather day
Colouring and Drawing 
Board Games 
Hide & Seek
Read books 

On A Nice day
Bike/ Scooter ride 
Near by Park/ Country Park - Take a picnic 
Games In the garden - Hide & Seek, Looking for bugs, Whats the time Mr Woof, Finding pictures in the sky (clouds) 
Watering the plants

Im glad I decided to do the No Tv Mondays, I feel we got them last few months quality time together.  I can't believe my baby is off to school in September, How time flys..

Do you have a little one starting school next September? Would a TV free day be something you would think about doing? Do you already do something similar to this? 

Thanks For Reading 


  1. Hello Serena,
    I always love to read your blog post, your write pretty good and it inspires me.

    Thank you,
    Freya, UK

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  4. of course we need to know our family history so that we can share it to our kids,


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