4 Activities to Get the Kids Out of Your Hair
Every parent needs some peace and quiet at one point or another. Stay-at-home moms are probably
among the most in need of this.
The more kids you have, the less alone time you get. Here are 4 ideas on how to get the kids out of your
hair so you can have some alone time.
First idea, have them chose a sport they’re
interested in and get them involved. Most
of the big sports already have little leagues
Football, soccer, basketball, baseball and
the like all of their little city league versions
you can ship them off to once or twice a
week. On top of getting them out of the
house, you’re giving them a social
community to bond to, a hobby to work
towards, and exercise galore.
The social aspect could mean new friend’s houses to drop them off at, meaning that you have even
more time for you. The hobby could turn into an interest they pursue for the rest of their lives.
You are creating a kid that will be interesting because he has a love. You are also letting them wear
themselves out, so when they get home, they don’t bounce off the walls like you would normally expect.
Second, sign them up for city recreational organizations. Find community organizations like children’s’
choirs, camps, and scouts and sign them up.
These organizations will expand their social outreach as well, while exposing them to new ideas and
talents. These are especially helpful during the summers.
Boy scouts will take boys on week long campouts. Summer programs will often take them for a full-day.
Third, get them involved in music lessons. Whether it be piano, singing, flute, violin, or percussion, let
them pick an instrument and sign them up.
You can often rent instruments for lessons instead of buying while they’re young. You can substitute an
upright piano for a cheaper electric one if you need to save on money.
These lessons mandate 30 minutes out of the house and practice time every day. See if you can’t get
them involved with music lessons every week.
Fourth, teach them a love for reading and take them
to the library often. Help them find books they like to
read (preferably longer books as this will give you the
most time) and encourage them to read every day.
This may be a bit harder, and you may have to do it
yourself to show a good example. This habit is one
they can take with them throughout their lives.
Buy a bookshelf and fill it with books they can read.
Pull from it often and read as a family.
When you read together, you can help them learn to
like to do it by themselves. Once they take the habit as
their own, they’ll stick their own noses in a book for
hours on end.
These are just four good ways to help get your kids out of your hair all the time. If you’re still not
satisfied, consider looking into getting your children involved in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Provo.
Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Provo offers a fun and “cool” way of entertaining children every week. Not only does
the art teach children how to control their strength, balance, and mind, but it also teaches them moral
values that come with the techniques.
Every martial art is built to focus the body and defend. Instilling those values with proper training will
help your kids become more respectful and helpful people.
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