Now that the school year has started, engaging kids in quality time in between school schedules can be a daunting task for parents.
For an express pass to fun parent-children bonding, parents can take inspiration from activities on “Team YeY,” the local all-kids variety show where kids learn something new every day.
The team brings the fun and learning all week long with its themed segments shown at 8:30 am and 2:30 pm daily—“Galaw Go!” is led by AJ Urquia and Nhikzy Calma; “Snacks Naman” by Mitch Naco and Sophie Reola; “Artstig” by Jana Agoncillo and Althea Guanzon; “Game Play” by Sam Shoaf and JM Canlas, “StorYey” by Raven Cajuguiran and Yesha Camile; “Sound Check” by Luke Alford and Noel Comia Jr.; and “Sunday Funday” with all the kids hosts.
With that, Team Yey—available on YeY, an exclusive channel on ABS-CBN TVPlus—shares with The Manila Times these kids-approved after-school activities that parents can try at home:
Teach kids the basics of food preparation by involving them in preparing simple snacks like sandwiches, veggie sticks, or simple ulam-and-rice combos. Make it extra fun by arranging food in fun shapes and figures.
Turn TV bonding into a fun learning experience by revisiting classic Philippine literature. Parents must stand by to explain any questions they might have, and turn it into an educational viewing habit.
To make rainy days festive, improvise by organizing DIY party games at home with the kids. Invite cousins and classmates over on a weekend and engage them in team games.
Take a short break by jamming with kids. Listen to their songs and make them listen to the songs of the past. This will give parents an opportunity to be attuned with what kids are into these days and will also let children find out what their parents were listening to.
Parents don not need a Zumba class to get exercise—they can simply dance with the kids and have some laughs too while attempting to follow dance alongs.