RAISING several young children at a time requires the ability to multitask.
A mum has revealed the simple method she uses to multi-task that keeps her eldest busy while she takes care of her youngest child.
The savvy mum-of-two named Celena Kinsey has revealed the four easy activities she sets up for her eldest in a video posted online.
“To my parents of multiple kids, this is for you,” she said at the top of her video.
“Here are a few things I always have on hand to keep my eldest son entertained while I take care of his little sister.”
First, Celena showed off a tray she put together for her son that includes a scene she printed out with her computer and themed stamps.
“He can decorate it himself and then color it.
“I find it engaged him more than a blank sheet of paper,” she explained.
Next, she showed off a similar setup, but with reusable stickers so her son could put them on and take them off as many times as he wanted.
Her third piece of advice was to use a baking dish she already had in her kitchen and magnet letters.
She placed a sheet with several pictures on the baking dish so her son could match each magnetic letter to the picture that starts with that letter.
She said it was a wonderful “self-directed learning” activity, but she also said she could help out while she breastfed her baby.
“And when in doubt, mess-free coloring supplies will at least give you time to drink a lukewarm cup of coffee,” she concluded, placing the classic coloring book, crayons and markers trio on the table.
Several of Celena’s followers were thrilled with her advice, as one said she was due to have her second child soon and would definitely use the advice.
“Using a coloring page with the stamps is such a great idea!” cried another.
“Where were you the last year of my life?” asked a third, impressed viewer.
Celena is one of many parents who post their tips and tricks online to help others.
For example, a mother of four has revealed how she makes sure her children never have to ask her for snacks again.
Plus, another parent shared the fun, free game he plays with his kids to help them use up their extra energy.
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