Winter is a season that brings about changes in many aspects of life, including family rhythms.
Family rhythms refer to the patterns of daily life that families establish and follow, such as meal times, bedtimes, and routines for school and work.
These rhythms can be impacted by the winter months in a number of ways, including changes in the weather, holidays, and the need to spend more time indoors.
Family Time during the winter months
One of the biggest ways the winter months affects family rhythms is through changes in the weather. Whilst we don’t advocate for avoiding the outdoors, you’ll naturally swap some outdoor pursuits for indoor ones.
As the weather becomes colder and darker, you may find that they need to adjust your routines to accommodate the change. For example, they may need to spend more time indoors due to sickness, daylights savings or extreme weathers, leading to a shift in the way you spend your free time.
This can mean spending more time playing board games, watching movies, or engaging in other indoor activities. Aim to make these events special by turning them into a weekly family tradition.
It’s worth keeping in mind however, that outdoor play time has numerous benefits to health and wellbeing. To encourage more time outside, even in winter, check out our Outdoor Play Mini course.