How Your Family Can Spend More Time Together in the New Year
If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to spend more time together as a family, you’re in the right place. With everyone’s hectic schedules, carving out some family time isn’t always that easy. Coming up with a special activity or a day trip helps everyone get on the same page. After all, your kids won’t be young forever. You don’t want to look back and wish that you’d spent more time together. Use these resolutions for families to start the New Year off on the right foot.
1. Cut Out Technology – At Least One Day a Week
Everyone is guilty of staring at their smartphone these days, kids included. Even if your child doesn’t have a cell phone, chances are they love to play video games, watch cartoons, or play a fun game while they borrow your phone. All this screen time can take the fun out of spending time together as a family. Make it a habit of putting down those screens at least one day a week. You can plan a weekend adventure as a family or spend some time playing outside. As much as your kids might groan over their lack of screen time, they could use the break!
2. Help Save the Environment
Kids are never too young to start learning about the environment. In the New Year, help your kids appreciate nature by taking them to a local park, planting some trees in your backyard, or spending a night under the stars. If you live near a beach or wildlife reserve, cleaning up trash can become a game, and it’s something anyone can do. The more time a child spends in nature, the more they’ll appreciate the environment later in life. Plus, a little peace and quiet will do everyone some good.
3. Play More as a Family
Parents, you could use a little more playtime in your lives. Instead of just watching the kids do their thing on the playground, it’s time to jump in the game and have some fun! Spend some quality time together as a family and plan a trip to an indoor playground like one of our five Scooter’s Jungle locations across Southern California. Our massive indoor areas are filled with equipment designed for kids and their parents. Whether it’s a heated game of tag, hide and seek, or just rolling down the slides, enjoy a fun-filled day out with your kids that they won’t soon forget.
Plan a trip to Scooter’s Jungle and experience the joys of playing together as a family! Click on a location to learn more: our Calendar lists open play events that are open to the public, or you can make a reservation for birthdays, team get-togethers, scout parties, and more!