1. Take them on ‘date’, just one to one. My kids LOVE this experience and now that the older two will ask for a “
2. Make up a song with their name in it. We often do this in
3. Read books together. Sounds obvious but bedtime can get really rushed and it’s tempting to say “it’s too late now, it’s sleep time”. I totally get it, when bedtime routine runs late and you are craving some ‘me time’ it can be tempting to skip this step, but experience tells me they will go to sleep faster and deeper because you made them feel special.
4. Make sure they can hear you when you praise them to someone. We all know children thrive on praise but there is something extra special when it isn’t directed at them but they hear you talking about something new, funny or interesting to someone else.
5. Write a lunch box note for them. It can just be on a post-it note, quick and easy and they will feel special and connected to you at childcare, preschool/kindy or school.
6. Send them a letter in the mail. Snail mail is a thing of the past but that’s what makes it so special. Pop a little letter in the post for them in addition to Birthday cakes, even postcards while on holidays is fun and makes them feel very special.
7. Tell them a story about
8. Plan their birthday party with them. Jump on Pinterest and decide on the theme, cake, decorations and then guest list. Birthdays are one of my children’s most treasured memories and they can name all the themes they’ve had over the years.
9. Give them a head or foot massage before they go to sleep
10. Go to the library and get them their own library card and borrow books. You will need ID and bill showing your address to sign up to your local library. A love of reading and learning is such a gift for a child and libraries are really cool places to hang out now. A card with their name on it will make them feel very special.