After picking up Super Kid from school at 3.15pm it’s really easy to head home, switch on the TV and veg out. We’re all tired, and it’s a real lull in the day. This week I have been trying something new. I have been giving them an hour of free play, preferably in the garden. Time for them to use their imaginations and their resources and find ways to entertain themselves without the help of a electronic devise or much input from me.

Basically time to just be, no after school activities, no adult led play, no games consoles. Old fashioned play time. If it’s outdoors then even better.




girl in gardenToday we even found time for an impromptu photo shoot, can you tell my children love to be in front of a camera?

So what’s your approach after school? How do you fill that time between school finishing and dinner?