As the saying goes, time flies when you are having fun. It is important to take the time to slow down and savor every moment with your child. Children grow up so fast. Making a bucket list can be a great way to ensure that you create time to spend time and do special things with your child. We have come up with seven things we suggest doing with your child before they reach the age of 7.
- Make an Artistic Masterpiece: Art projects are always a fun activity. Create art together. Do a finger painting, or draw and color together. Your child’s art masterpieces will be a lasting memory of the time you shared together.
- Experience Snow: Do you live in a cold climate where it snows in the winter? Embrace the snow and go sledding or build a snowman. If you live where it is warm, make sure your child experiences the magic of a fresh winter snow before they grow up.
- Establish Traditions: Create fun traditions that will transcend time. Your child might be too young to remember one event, but a yearly occurrence is sure to provide for a fun memory when your child grows up. Celebrate half-birthdays or start new traditions with a surprise on Valentine’s Day or St.Patrick’s Day. Think small. It’s often life’s little moments that are cherished most.
- Read Together Each Night: Reading with your child each night is a great way to bond together over a fun story. Reading will also help your child learn and improve their reading skills, not to mention engage their ever-active imaginations.
- Teach Your Child About Honesty: Childhood provides an important time for instilling good habits and a sense of morality and integrity in our children. One of the best lessons that you can teach your child is the importance of honesty and good morals.
- Watch the Clouds: When the weather turns nice, enjoy a lazy afternoon outside looking up at the sky. What does your child see in the clouds? This will encourage their imagination while giving them a sense of appreciation for nature.
- Schedule an Appointment for an Orthodontic Evaluation: It is important for your child to have an orthodontic evaluation by the time they reach age 7. By this time, most children will begin to grow their molars and incisors. They are still at an age where the jaw and the bite can be formed and shaped.
As a parent, you can provide your child with a smile that will last through the years. Embrace each moment you share together, and the smiles that go with them. If you would like to schedule your child’s first orthodontic evaluation with our skilled team, give our 91737 orthodontics office a call.