Heading into the outdoors is a chance to get some exercise whilst immersed in the fresh air. Explore the woodlands, the suburbs, the olden city streets - anywhere!
This offers the potential to learn about the world around you or just appreciate what is in front of you. It also may be a good chance to get some photos!
Getting crafty is a great way to develop a skill. It can aid in communication as well as being something you can keep forever.
Lighten up the dark winter period with some homemade Christmas ornaments and decorations or stick up a colourful drawing on the fridge or mantlepiece.
If lights are your thing, take a trip down to the centre of York. The lights are in full swing and not only are they visually fascinating, but they could be your chance to get a magical photograph.
This is a photo from our Christmas social, which we ended with a ramble round the city.
Want to stay indoors but would rather the screens are all off? Trying to get into a book could add to that parent-child connection. In sharing a magical story, you can share a moment and build on communication skills.
You never know where reading may take them. It could create a vivid interest in reading that could develop as they grow up.
So it doesn't have to be The Great British Bake-Off but you could always try baking something fun and Christmas related. It is also a craft that gives you edible results so surely it's a win -win!?
This is a chance to instill some creativity with a potential joy in future years to help with kitchen activities. Watching something go from flour to a colourful edible Christmas tree creates a story and shows a process in action.