With summer just around the corner, most of us are dusting off the garden BBQ or preparing the RV camper van for a sunny weekend away. It can often seem like at the first sign of sunshine everyone goes crazy, and we fully commit to embracing everything the summer can bring us. But unfortunately, this can sometimes be a little naive. Even the warmest states are often prone to unexpected spells of rain, which can put a spanner in your outdoorsy plans for the day. When this happens, it can be annoying for anyone, but if you have young children, it can be even worse. When your kids are all hyped up, having them cooped up in the house can be a nightmare, as they have all this pent-up energy and nowhere to expel it. Usually, parents spend a lot of their time trying to wean their kids OFF technology, as the younger generation can easily become very dependent on it. But the ‘stuck indoors on a rainy day’ scenario means you need to provide some kind of entertainment for your little ones, and often, technology is just the ticket. Plus, there are actually plenty of surprising ways it can bring you together as a family. Here are just a few of the best tech options to keep everyone pre-occupied when you are confined to the house.
When it’s gray and miserable outside, there’s nothing better than curling up on the couch and enjoying a great family film. Gone are the days of VCR or even DVDs – now, you can access a blockbuster hit within seconds, thanks to the power of streaming services. There are quite a few different providers to choose from, but with Amazon Promo Codes & Coupons 2017, you can easily access Amazon Prime at a discounted price. Prime gives you access to thousands of TV shows and movies as well as fast delivery options, so it’s a no-brainer, really.
If you can’t bring yourself to play charades (who can?), make use of some of the great games you can download onto your family tablet. One popular option is the game ‘Heads Up’, which is guaranteed to have your family in stitches. Or, you could split into teams and play a quiz game together, if you feel as though you need your brainpower testing.
Direct a music video
If you and your family harbor a bit of a creative streak, why not encourage your kids to make their very own music video? The filming abilities and video quality of most smartphones now are really impressive – so much so that you can even edit on some of them, too. Set them a time frame in which to create a dance routine, film and edit the video. If you have things to do, it will keep them out of your hair for a few hours, and you will have something at the end that you can all have a good laugh at together.