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R for Rome in Italy | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge April 2019 

Searching a perfect kid’s friendly travel destination can be equally challenging and rewarding. Considering the educational purpose and fun related activities are the must-have points while traveling with kids. So, Rome is the perfect city to travel with your kids. Let your kids absorb into the local history and culture of Rome while they can get a chance to try out some amazing activities during their holiday to Rome. Rome with Kids and family is a perfect Getaway.

Wander in the City of Rome with kidsBest Time to Visit Rome with Kids

Between the month of April and June or between the month of late September and October are considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in this kid’s friendly travel destination.

I have compiled a list of things to do in Rome. So, let’s check what all activities you can do with your kids.

Things to do in Rome with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in Rome. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Get on the Hop on Hop off the bus if you want to see the best sightseeing of the beautiful city, Rome.
  • Visit the most iconic amphitheater of Rome, Colosseum which has been attracting visitors from the past two thousand years from all around the world.
  • Take apart in Rome’s ritual to throw a coin in the largest fountain of Rome, The Trevi Fountain. And the collected money is distributed to homeless people.
  • If you or your kids are a cat person then you can visit Largo di Torre Argentina where you will find some abandoned cats of Rome.
  • Your will kids will love this museum in Rome, Explora which is especially known as the kid’s museum. There are several workshops and other interactive exhibits that will make your kids happy.
  • Explore the hidden treasure of Rome and get a chance to see the grand mansion and lavish Roman houses during the 19th century at Domus Romane.

RomePopular Places to Dine in Rome with Kids

After ticking off all the things to do in Rome. Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to Rome.

  • La Taverna dei Quaranta

Dig into the Roman pizza as well as pasta and other tasty Roman dishes. All the dishes in this restaurants are cooked to perfection. For a better dining experience, you can choose an outdoor terrace.

  • Pizzarium

Romans take their pizzas and ice creams seriously and that’s why you will find the tastiest sliced pizzas and yummy gelatos at this place.

Kids Friendly Hotels in Rome

If you are planning to visit or currently in Rome, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • The St. Regis Rome (5/5 Ratings)
  • Baglioni Hotel Regina (4.5/5 Ratings)
  • Rose Garden Palace (4.5/5 Ratings)
  • Hotel Splendide Royal (4/5 Ratings)
  • Hotel Mozart (4/5 Ratings)

Exploring the beautiful city of Rome with kids is undeniably a great thing. The ancient monuments and activities will kick out the boredom from your kids. So, what are you waiting for? Plan your trip to Rome with family and check out one of the beautiful corners of the world.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling Rome with kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019.

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Q for Quepos in Costa Rica| Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge April 2019 

Quepos is completely synonymous to the phrases, “Heaven on Earth” and it’s kids friendly travel destination too. This place has a lot of activities for your kids which will make an unforgettable experience for your kids. And not to forget the breathtaking views in Quepos will make you crave to spend the rest of your life. The beauty of this place cannot be explained in words. Quepos with kids and family is once in a lifetime kind of Experience.

Travel to Quepos with kidsBest Time to Visit Quepos with Kids

Between the month of December and April are considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in this kid’s friendly travel destination.

I have compiled a list of things to do in Quepos. So, let’s check what all activities you can do with your kids.

Things to do in Quepos with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in Quepos. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Click some crazy selfies and groupies at The Photographic Location in Quepos. The metallic written word ‘QUEPOS’ gets illuminated at the night time.
  • Get a chance to swim in the local swimming pools of the Quepos while enjoying an amazing view of the coast of Quepos at the Nahomi Tourist Destination.
  • Throw the rope in the Malecon and try to get your hands on red snapper or maybe a sea bass while fishing in the seawall stones.
  • Feel like a Superman while taking a zip lining tour through the canopy of the rainforest with Canopy Safari.
  • Find the native bird species of Costa Rica by going for an Early Morning Local Bird Watching at the Manuel Antonio National Park.
  • Witness the close-up views of the Mangroves while taking a boat tour along the Damas Island Estuary Cruise.
  • Do kayaking along with the colorful reefs over the crystal clear water of the tropical coast of the Manuel Antonio.

Popular Places to Dine in Quepos with Kids

After ticking off all the things to do in Quepos. Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to Quepos.

  • La Luna Restaurant at Gala Hotel and Reserve

Enjoy the best view of the Pacific Ocean as well as the tropical rainforest while enjoying the healthy and fresh meals. They also serve local cuisine and a variety of seafood. They also give the binoculars, so that you can bird watch on the terrace of the restaurant.

  • Gabriella’s Steak Seafood and Pasta

If you are looking for the best dinner in Quepos, then is the place that you should not miss. From finger licking shrimps to salmons, they provide the best of service with a top-notch quality of food.

Kids Friendly Hotels in Quepos

If you are planning to visit or currently in Quepos, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • Villas Jacquelina (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Hotel Rancho Leon (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Kayak Lodge (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Serenity Boutique Hotel Quepos (4/5 ratings)
  • Wide Mouth Frog (4/5 ratings)

The climate of Quepos is perfect and that’s we have considered it in the list of kids friendly travel destination. The locals of Quepos are really warm and welcoming. So, participate in the most adventurous activities of Quepos and make the best of your vacation period in Costa Rica.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling Quepos with kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019.

#BlogchatterA2Z - Q for QueposRead my previous post on ‘P for Palma’ at https://wp.me/p8uP0Y-11P 

P for Palma in Spain | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge April 2019 

The capital of the Spanish Island of Mallorca, Palma is one of the best kids friendly travel destination. Apart from beaches, parks and swimming pools, it has great attractions that your kids will surely admire. Spend the quality time with your family in this vibrant city. Palma with kids and family is Great fun and full of excitement.

Palma with kidsBest Time to Visit Palma with Kids

The month of September and October are considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in this kid’s friendly travel destination.

I have compiled a list of things to do in Palma. So, let’s check what all activities you can do with your kids.

Things to do in Palma with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in Palma. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Meet the giant shark named as The Big Blue in the deepest shark tank in the whole of Europe at Palma Aquarium. It has around 800 different species including Tiger sharks and Reef sharks.
  • Make them believe in castles and forts by visiting Bellver Castle which is mounted on the hilltop of the city. It has museums which depict the history of the Mallorca as well as Palma.
  • Take the journey on the vintage looking train and immerse in the beauty and lush green valley of the sea and the mountains in the Palma at the Train De Soller.
  • Get a chance to meet the star attraction of the sea life, dolphins at the Marine Mallorca which is situated between the Magaluf and Palma Nova.
  • Keep your kids entertained and close to nature by walking around the Old Town.
  • Hire some bicycles from Palma Bike and co and take a tour around the extensive seafront which is considered as the great thing to do in Palma with family.

Popular Places to Dine in Palma with Kids

After ticking off all the things to do in Palma. Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to Palma.

  • Patron Lunares

It is one of the best restaurants in Palma to dine in with your family. They serve delicious Guacamole and chips. It let your kids create their own dips while enjoying their favorite meal.

  • Giovanni L

They serve the lip-smacking ice cream in the Palma. They have a variety of flavors to choose from their menu. After finishing your first ice cream, you are going to crave for another one.

Kids Friendly Hotels in Palma

If you are planning to visit or currently in Palma, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • Hotel Joan Miro Museum (4/5 ratings)
  • Eurostars Marivent (4/5 ratings)
  • Hotel Isla Mallorca & Spa (4/5 ratings)
  • Innside By Melia Palma Bosque (4.5/5 ratings)
  • BQ Augusta Hotel (4.5/5 ratings)

Palma de Mallorca has tons of activities to do and you will still never have enough of this city. This kid’s friendly travel destination is made up of fairy tale castles and serene view to enjoy with your family during your vacation.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling Palma with kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019.

#BlogchatterA2Z Read my last post on ‘O for Oklahoma’ at https://wp.me/p8uP0Y-11J

N for New York in the United States | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge April 2019 

Amidst of the hustle and the bustle of the New York City, you find a plethora of kids activities in this city and that’s why I have added it in the list of the best kids friendly travel destination. Enjoy your quality family time by visiting the recommended things to do in New York with kids.

Explore with New york with kids and family

Best Time to Visit New York with Kids

Between the month of April and June or September to early of November are considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in this kid’s friendly travel destination.

I have compiled a list of things to do in New York. So, let’s check what all activities you can do with your kids.

Things to do in New York with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in New York. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Engage as well as entertain young minds by taking them to Brooklyn Children’s Museum and let them learn about the culture of the city.
  • Discover your artistic and creative side by learning the techniques of spray painting at the Manhattan Graffiti Lesson.
  • Guide your kids about organic farming and eating healthy food by taking them to The Battery Urban Farm.
  • Discover the largest museum on this planet which showcase the history of human culture, the universe as well as science culture at American Museum of Natural History.
  • Experience the authentic hip hop culture by the Hush tours which bestow a tour based on the musical culture of the city.
  • Marvel fans can relive the scenes of the comics by taking a Superhero Walking Tour in New York.
  • Rent and ride cycles all around the city and discover the popular attractions of New York with your family.
  • Visit the largest zoo of the United States which consist of 4000 animals at the Bronx Zoo.
  • Plan your visit at the most iconic places in the New York like Statue of Liberty, Central Park, Times Square and Pizza Tour of Manhattan.

Popular Places to Dine in New York with Kids

After ticking off all the things to do in New York. Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to New York.

  • Cafe Boulud

Treat yourself with the great ambiance as well as the classic and French dishes at this restaurant. It is one of the best kid-friendly restaurants in the city.

  • Schmackary’s

Munch on the best cookies in the city sold by the Zachary Schmackary. Flutter Nutter and Red Velvet are the signature cookies offered by the restaurants. They serve almost all flavors of the cookies that you could possibly think of.

Kids Friendly Hotels in New York

If you are planning to visit or currently in New York, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • Stewart Hotel (4/5 ratings)
  • The Manhattan at Times Square Hotel (4/5 ratings)
  • City Rooms NYC Chelsea (4/5 ratings)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Times Square (4/5 ratings)
  • Hotel 50 Bowery NYC (4/5 ratings)

No matter how many times you have visited New York City. It will make you fall in love with the place all over again. So, if you are searching for your next kid’s friendly travel destination, then you know, New York deserves to be on the list.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling New York with kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019.

#BlogchatterA2ZRead my last post ‘M for Minnesota’ at https://wp.me/p8uP0Y-11w

M for Minnesota in The United States | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge April 2019 

The beauty of Minnesota can’t be described in mere words. This place is apt in the list of Kids friendly travel destination as this place is a complete entertainment package for the kids. From great water parks to the educational museum, Minnesota with kids and family can be a tremendous place to plan your next vacation.

Explore Minnesota with KidsBest Time to Visit Minnesota with Kids

Between the month of June and August are considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in this kid’s friendly travel destination.

I have compiled a list of things to do in Minnesota. So, let’s check what all activities you can do with your kids.

Things to do in Minnesota with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in Minnesota. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Let your kids feed the food with their own hands to the goats and the deers at the Fawn Doe Rosa Wildlife Park
  • Hang out in one of the largest amusement parks which include 75 rides and 8 roller coaster rides only at Valleyfair.
  • Shop your heart out at the best shopping mall in the United States of America is the Mall of America.
  • Immerse in the world curiosity and ignite the power of imagination at the Minnesota Children’s Museum.
  • Brace yourself to participate in the fun-filled outdoor activity at the Escape Room in Minneapolis where you would be locked in a room for 60 minutes and figure out the way to get out of the room.
  • See how your kids will look if they are a news reporter or even an astronaut at the Science Museum in St. Paul.
  • Be the part of the largest part of Minnesota’s history by walking down at the lanes of the St. Anthony Falls and Stone Arch Bridge.

Popular Places to Dine in Minnesota with Kids

After ticking off all the things to do in Minnesota. Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to Minnesota.

  • Izzy’s Ice Cream

Get ready to lick off the ice cream which is available in a variety of flavors. This store is really popular in Minnesota for their unique flavors and perfect dessert in the summertime.

  • Loring Pasta Bar

This place not only serves delicious food but their decor and live music gigs makes this restaurant even more sensational.

Kids Friendly Hotels in Minnesota

If you are planning to visit or currently in Minnesota, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • Beacon Pointe Resort (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Park Point Marina Inn (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Comfort Suites Rochester (4.5/5 ratings)
  • La Quinta by Wyndham St. Paul – Woodbury (4.5/5 ratings)
  • Holiday Inn Express Minneapolis Downtown (4.5/5 ratings)

Minnesota is a perfect combination of the learning experience as well as the great activities to enjoy with family. That’s the reason we need to include this place in the kid’s friendly travel destination.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling Minnesota with kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z  April Challenge 2019.

#BlogchatterA2Z - M for MinnesotaRead my previous post on ‘L for London’ at https://wp.me/p8uP0Y-11p

L for London in the United Kingdom | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z Challenge April 2019 

It’s time to plan a getaway to London with kids and your family as it is one of the popular kids friendly travel destination and the capital of England. With the array of things to do in London, you and your kids will never have enough of this city.

Travel london with kidsBest Time to Visit London with Kids

The month of May to the middle of September and December are considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in this kid’s friendly travel destination.

I have compiled a list of things to do in London. So, let’s check what all activities you can do with your kids.

Things to do in London with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in London. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Take a classic sightseeing tour around the main landmarks of London by the London Duck Tours.
  • Click a selfie or take a photo with the wax statues of your favorite Hollywood stars as well as other famous characters. Also, enjoy the 4D movies only at Madame Tussauds.
  • Get ready to be impressed by the golden royal carriages and the Rolls Royce of the Queen will leave you awestruck at the Buckingham Palace.
  • If you are in London, you should not miss a chance to visit the London Eye. Take a ride in the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe and enjoy other fun-filled activities.
  • Learn about the geological treasure while admiring the Dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum in London.
  • If your kid has a thing for arts then make sure to visit the National Gallery which displays the world’s class art for free.
  • Enjoy the top view of London and the Thames river by taking the Emirate Airline Cable Car.

Popular Places to Dine in London with Kids

After ticking off all the things to do in London. Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to London.

  • Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea at Sanderson

Recall your childhood memories and stories while having tea with your family. You will surely love the menu which is written inside some vintage books.

  • Rainforest Cafe in Piccadilly Circus

The theme of the restaurant is decorated entirely similar to the exotic jungle and they have also recreated the scenes of the forest for their visitors. Experience a whole new dining experience with your favorite animals all around you.

  • Chin Chin Labs

After feeding your stomach with the main course, it’s time for dessert. Enjoy the frozen ice creams with the liquid nitrogen with a variety of flavors.

Kids Friendly Hotels in London

If you are planning to visit or currently in London, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • YHA London Central (4/5 ratings)
  • London Guest House (4/5 ratings)
  • Palmers Lodge – Swiss Cottage (4/5 ratings)
  • Rhodes Hotel (4/5 ratings)
  • Travelodge London City hotel (4.5/5 ratings)

Let your kids be dazzled by the bright lights and array of adventures stored in every corner of the city. So, if you haven’t visited this city yet, then you are missing out a tremendous kid’s friendly travel destination. From toddlers to teenagers, they will surely be loving the vibe of London.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling London with kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019.

#BlogchatterA2Z - L for LondonRead my Previous post on ‘K for Kerala’ at https://wp.me/p8uP0Y-11f

 

K for Kerala in India | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019

Let yourself rejuvenate in the lap of nature while your kids will enjoy their summer vacation at various theme parks. That’s why we choose Kerala as a great option for kids friendly travel destination. Admire the beauty of this state in India with your kids as there are a lot of things to do in Kerala.

Things to do in kerala with kids

Best Time to Visit Kerala with Kids

Between the month of September and March is considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in this kid’s friendly travel destination.

I have compiled a list of things to do in Kerala. So, let’s check what all activities you can do with your kids.

Things to do in Kerala with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in Kerala. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Enjoy a boat ride or even a train ride with your kids at the most spacious parks in Kochi, Subhash Park.
  • Get the wholesome fun as well as entertainment with the 59 thrilling rides in the Wonderla Theme Park in Kochi
  • Your kids will love to perform science-related experiments at the Cochin Children’s Science Park.
  • Head to the Jurassic Splash and enjoy the plethora of amazing water rides at Silver Storm Amusement Park in Chalakkudy.
  • Find out the process behind the production of black at the Munnar Tea Museum which will be a great educational trip for your kids as well.
  • Get a chance to spend time with the nature and mammals like Golden Jackal, Mongoose, Nilgiri Tahr and many more only at Eravikulam National Park in Idukki.
  • Witness the verdant valleys, oh-so-beautiful waterfalls and the Neelakurinji flowers at the Top Station in Munnar.
  • Explore the hidden gems of Kerala and the history of the civilization by visiting Edakkal Caves in Nenmeni.
  • Get on the back of the Elephants, who are decked up with different colored clothes at the Elephant Junction Thekkady in Kumily

Popular Places to Dine in Kerala with Kids

After ticking off all the things to do in Kerala. Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to Kerala.

  • Kettuvallam Restaurant

If you are looking for typing Kerala cuisine on the banana leaf, Ela Sadya then this restaurant in Kochi will serve the best traditional food.

  • Mothers Veg Plaza

From South Indian eateries to lip-smacking desserts, they have everything to offer. A great place family friendly lunch at the restaurant in Thiruvananthapuram.

Kids Friendly Hotels in Kerala

If you are planning to visit or currently in Kerala, then you should take a look at these family-friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • Elixir Hills (5/5 Ratings)
  • Park Regis Aveda Kumarakom (5/5 Ratings)
  • The Central Residency (4.5/5 Ratings)
  • Les 3 Elephants Cherai Beach (4.5/5 Ratings)
  • Clouds Valley Leisure Hotel (4.5/5 Ratings)

Let your kids fall in love with nature with the best kids friendly travel destination, Kerala. Steal your moments of relaxation and create everlasting memories of your vacation with your family. Don’t forget to pack up for comfy cotton clothes as the weather of Kerala is hot as well as humid. So, it’s time to make some of the best memories for the summer season.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling Kerala with kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019.

#BlogchatterA2ZRead my last post on ‘J for Jackson’ at https://wp.me/p8uP0Y-10Y

J for Jackson in Wyoming  | Kids Friendly Travel Destination | #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019

Finding out a proper kids friendly travel destination can be synonymous to a herculean task! But choosing a city in Wyoming, Jackson with kids is a complete treat if they are seeking an adventure on their trip. There are tons of family friendly activities in the city, that will never leave you turned off during your vacation period.

Travel Jackson with kidsBest Time to Visit Jackson with Kids

The month of April, May, September, and October are considered as the perfect time to plan your getaway in this kid’s friendly travel destination.

I have compiled a list of things to do in Jackson. So, let’s check what all activities you can do with your kids.

Things to do in Jackson with Kids

Here are the top attractions that you and your family will love during your vacation period in Jackson. Make sure to not to miss it.

  • Challenge the inner child in you by taking zip lines, cargo nets, balance beams, and other fun-filled adventures only at Aerial Adventure Course.
  • Go on for an 8-mile whitewater rafting with your family and splash in the water especially in the summers season at the Mad River Boat Trips.
  • Get your hands on the artist studio or just watch a puppet show at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Don’t forget to click photos while climbing on the solid granite buffaloes at the museum.
  • Get a chance to go on an exciting escapade of rock climbing with your family at the Grand Teton National Park in the Jackson.
  • Meet the super trained horses and take a ride on their back from two hours to full day at Jackson Hole Horseback Trail Rides.
  • Put on a thinking cap and solve the mystery puzzles with your family at the Exitus Escape Room Games
  • After a fun-filled day of adventure, you can visit Calico and Q Roadhouse where you can spend some quality time with your family.

Popular Places to Dine in Jackson with Kids

After ticking off all the things to do in Jackson. Here are the list of Kids friendly restaurants during the visit to Jackson.

  • Persephone Bakery

From croissants to muffins, Persephone Bakery is one of the best bakeries in the Jackson Hole. It is a perfect place for having lunch as well. Don’t forget to try Grown Up Grilled Cheese.

  • Cafe Genevieve

It is one of the famous cakes in Town Square. Their sugar-coated candies are most preferred by the kids. Make sure you surely visit this place.

Kids Friendly Hotels in Jackson

If you are planning to visit or currently in Jackson, then you should take a look at these family friendly hotels for the comfortable stays.

  • Hilton Jackson (4.5/5 Ratings)
  • Holiday Inn Pearl – Jackson Area (4/5 Ratings)
  • Old Capitol Inn (4/5 Ratings)
  • Hilton Garden Inn Jackson/Pearl (4/5 Ratings)
  • Comfort Inn (4/5 Ratings)

Jackson is indeed a tremendous spot for kids friendly destination. If you or your child loves adventures, then this place is for you.

Let me know what you think about the place or got any tips for traveling Jackson with kids, then drop your suggestion in the comments below. And stay tuned for the next alphabet of #BlogchatterA2Z April Challenge 2019.

Read my previous post ‘I for Istanbul’ at https://wp.me/p8uP0Y-10M

Here’s why growing up with siblings is a great experience!

#SiblingStories is a blogging train hosted by Ila Varma in collaboration with the Brand Ang Tatva. In this blog train, thirty esteemed bloggers from the logging fraternity have joined hands to participate in the Blog train for #SiblingTalk reviving the sweet and tickling hours spent with loving siblings. It is best to revive the golden memories of the past with our siblings. Dive in to read the blog!

The best relation in the world, we can say is that of Siblings. Siblings relationships are said to be one of the long lasting relations right from birth to death. Other than Parents, Siblings are the one who understands each other in the best possible way. The relationship of Siblings outlast marriages, survive under all the circumstances of life, have lots of love, quarrels but still at the end they are always together. This relationship whether it is between two sisters, two brothers or between a Sister and a brother, it flourishes with time and distance.

Growing up with siblingsIt is saying, “No matter how old you become but when you are with your siblings, you will definitely revert back to your childhood”. The best memories majority of us cherish lifetime are that of Siblings stories, Siblings talk. Some silly talks, stupid ideas executed by either of our brother or sister, studying during exams, playing together, enacting like others, etc are some of the common Siblings stories which every adult wishes to live again and again in their life.

I have a younger brother and I am the elder one. Today after getting marrying, there is not a single day, when I didn’t miss him and his mischievous talks. The way he loves me, the way he fights with me and the way he used to run far away after teasing me on silly things, etc. I just pray God and thank him for giving me such a helping loving and caring brother. Now talking about Siblings talk, Brothers and Sisters can say and share anything and everything to one another that no one else can do.  There is also a saying” Brother and Sister, together as friends, ready to face whatever life sends.” There can be no best friend for a person other than their Siblings. So, it is also always recommended by our elders that one should always be nice to your Siblings because they are the best link of your past and most likely to stay with you in the future. Growing up with siblings is the best gift.

Growing up with your Siblings is a great experience. What kind of person you are…? or How is your nature..? but one thing is true, you learn a lot from your Siblings, they literally shape your life. It is also heard, if you have a Sibling younger than you, he or she protects you from several feelings like loneliness, guilt, fear, self-consciousness etc. Growing up with siblings can be a healing experience in this regard.

Some special moments spend with your loved ones are cherished forever. My personal experience of my journey right from childhood until today with my younger brother is memorable. The time spent with him being his elder sister was more like being a mother to him. He always supported me in my decisions and always stood as a pillar to fight with the problems coming in my way. I still remember the mischiefs done by us during our childhood days when we used to boss around and make our parents listen to our silly complaints. We used to fight over silly and stupid things but couldn’t stay talking to each other for a long time. Our prime time used to be playing with toys and going for cycling and also playing badminton after our school hours. Many times he used to give me the bribe of chocolates for completing his school work. Really, when I think of my Siblings talk, I feel words will not be enough to express my feelings. This is why growing up with siblings is a blessing.

At last, I would like to say “Siblings will take different paths and life may separate them, but the love and bond which they share always remain still and flourishes with time.”

growing up with siblingsDo read the next blog in the #SiblingStories series blog train by Arvind Passey who blogs at Passey.info

#SiblingStories Blog Train is hosted by varmaila in association with #angtatva.

Kids in the Kitchen – Cooking Together and Bonding Together

Children are looking up to their parents since they represent great role models for them. Therefore it’s extremely important to let your child get to know you better and learn from you. After all, a childhood filled with parental love and support is a prerequisite for future healthy relationships and a successful life in general. However, a working parent can’t spend the whole day playing with their children and they must find alternative solutions. Luckily, we have a great suggestion – cooking together.  Kids in the kitchen is a unique concept that increases family bonding. Let the fun bonding time begin!

Benefits of family cooking

Cooking with your children is an amazing way to spend some quality time with them. On top of that, it has been shown to have a lot of benefits for their emotional and cognitive development as well. For instance, you can teach them new vocabulary and show them many exotic ingredients and different kitchenware that they have never heard of before. Furthermore, the kitchen is the perfect place to foster teamwork and show your child how every member of your team is equally valuable and that they need to do their part of the job in order for the meal to be a real success. We guarantee you that your children will feel super proud of themselves because they are trusted with an important task such as selecting groceries, measuring ingredients, peeling the veggies or setting the table. Finally, cooking together with your children will give you an opportunity to teach them about cleanliness. They will become aware of how important it is to keep the kitchen clean and the groceries well-organized in order to prevent potential food spoilage or poisoning. So, exercise the concept of kids in the kitchen more often at your homes.

Set some ground rules – safety comes first

Cooking in the kitchen with your children can be extremely fun and educational, but there are some safety guidelines they must follow in order not to harm themselves. For instance, set the ground rules that they can’t play with electrical appliances like beaters, dicers, hot pans and stovetops. Additionally, keep reminding them that washing their hands is paramount before entering the cooking area in order not to get sick afterward. On the other hand, you can allow them to mix and whisk the ingredients in a bowl or use plastic cookie cutters so that they can shape the dough in any way they want to. Lastly, make sure to invest in high-quality cookware like that made by the amazing Anolon which your children will absolutely love to practice cooking with.

Cooking – fun and educational

Who said that you can’t dress up as pirates with your children and prepare a delicious Caribbean-inspired dish? Sounds fun, doesn’t it? If you truly want to turn your kitchen into a kid’s fun room, you can organize themed cooking evenings for your children’s birthdays or an entertaining night at home. For example, you can even create an international cuisine calendar where a certain week or day of the month will be dedicated to various cultures and their food, so your children can learn about them and have a delicious meal as well. Lastly, the more variety you introduce into the kitchen with different spices, recipes and preparation ideas, the more you’ll promote their creativity and development. So, the concept of kids in the kitchen will bring about overall development.

Invite their friends

Once your children are familiar with the kitchen and all the appliances, accessories and utensils, you can let them invite their friends over for a cooking night. By doing so, your children will create fond memories and develop their social skills. However, don’t expect them to start preparing soufflés and crème brûlées just yet. Instead, stick to something simpler like their favorite cookie, pancake or other easy sweets recipes, but let them decorate and even add their own unique ingredients to the mixture. Keep in mind that kids love to show off in front of their friends so it’s important to supervise them during their little cooking project so they can have fun and be creative. This way, you’ll have a chance to get to know their friends better which will help you create a deeper bond with your children as well.

As you can see, it doesn’t take much effort to turn cooking into a wonderful bonding experience between you and your children. All it takes is ensuring that they are using the items in the kitchen safely and that they have enough different cooking activities that will help them be creative. Bon Appétit.

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