Some of these benefits include:
• Children learn about families from the time they spend in their own families.
• Children learn to share, how to stand up for their own rights, and how to love another person.
• We help children develop positive self-esteem by communicating the value we feel for the child. Words of encouragement and love help provide children with the courage to try new things without worrying excessively about not being able to do them.
• Children learn about trust at home from their parents. They learn trust from being trusted. Spending time with our children can be fun and educational for us and for them. Much of the child's basic learning takes place in the many informal situations that occur daily in the life of the family.
These informal occasions for learning include all the times the family members are together doing ordinary things, such as getting dressed, talking over the day’s happenings, dealing with problems, interacting with people outside the family, taking baths, eating, and so forth.
The activity does need not be costly, but rather one that satisfies both the parent and the child.
Some more ideas to spend family time without spending money: