The Sayansi of Family Activities
Quality family time builds stronger, connected families. Activities that build the family, bringing them to unity, include cooking together, playing, cleaning the house, farming, gardening, etc. These activities promote bonding, trust, love for one another and create more resilient and self-confident children.
Family activities stimulate infants and children neuronal development. Each new experience prompts positive change in children’s brain structure, function, or both. Quality family time fosters an open communication. Children who spend more active time with their parents are less likely to get involved in risky behavior and substance use.
Social studies show children that do household tasks grow into happier, healthier, more generous partners and well-adjusted adults. Children learn by touching, tasting, feeling, smelling, and listening. Cooking together is a creative, a rewarding activity that promote autonomy.
Studies link family dinners to increased resiliency and self-esteem in children, higher academic achievement, improved mental and physical health and even reduced risk of substance abuse and eating disorders.