Joe Adams February 2019

February 2019

1109 S. Park Drive, Reidsville, NC 27320

www.drjoeadams.com

(336) 342-0889

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It Doesn’t Take a Village to Create Exciting Memories AVOID GOING STIR-CRAZY DURING THE LAST LEG OF WINTER

Now that the holidays are behind us, spring is starting to peek around the corner. It’s about this time when we start looking forward to enjoying the outdoors without being bundled to the gills in bulky winter garb. We’re so close, but we’re not there yet, and this anticipation can have children going stir-crazy before spring arrives in earnest. But fear not! Here are some tips to keep your little ones entertained during the home stretch of winter. HAVE A FAMILY BAKE-OFF With the worldwide popularity of cooking shows, it won’t be hard to find inspiration for your family to host a bake- off in your own kitchen! You’ll all get to enjoy homemade food and spend quality time together without phones constantly in your hands. You could even make an ongoing baking competition over a period of time, regardless of the season. Split into teams — depending on the size of your family — have the little ones help out as much as you feel comfortable with, and designate an impartial judge to determine the winner! Your family will develop baking skills and build a slew of lifelong memories. growing up? It could be “Star Wars,” “Indiana Jones,” or “Ghostbusters.” Chances are you haven’t revisited your favorite sagas in years. Why not spend these chilly evenings sharing your old cinematic favorites with your kids for the first time? While your little tykes get lost in the stories and let their imaginations run wild, you’ll get some much-needed relaxation and popcorn time. Choose the movies to fit the age of your young’uns and mood. PUT ON A TALENT SHOW Chances are your kid wants to be something other than a kid someday. Whether it’s a zookeeper, a magician, or an START A SERIES OF FAMILY MOVIE NIGHTS Do you have a favorite movie series you watched

accountant, fuel those ambitions and turn them loose on a homemade stage. You can set up all you need with just a few cardboard boxes and blankets, though you may want to give out prizes or accolades for each performance. Give them some time to practice, old clothes from the attic, and let them show their stuff to a panel of their peers. To enhance the theatrical experience, play some audience reactions from YouTube and encourage them to give acceptance speeches for their awards after the big gig. When spring finally arrives, your kids will be the talk of the class with tales of their newfound pop culture knowledge and delicately crafted baked snacks. But, more importantly, you’ll be happy to know you made the choice to feed your children’s creativity and cultivate their love for learning while growing closer to them.

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