There is nothing like being able to sit down at home with the entire family sitting around your dining room table and just having a great time together, it’s what great memories are made of and what we will always cherish. Of course, it doesn’t come without planning and sometimes even the best planning can mean things can go a little wrong, but hey, it’s family, so they will always understand. Did you know that sitting down for lunch or dinner as a family can create an environment for parents to lead by example for their children. Children who eat with their families consume more fruits, vegetables, milk and milk products compared to those who eat fewer family meals. This of course is just one of the advantages of having regular family meals. Let’s have a look at what creates the perfect environment for a family meal.
The table – A large dining table is where it all starts, think of it as the grass roots of your family time together, a large dining table will create the perfect comfortable space for everyone to enjoy themselves. No more nagging kids about the table being too small, plenty of room to serve all of those culinary delights you’ve just cooked up in the kitchen and of course once the table has been cleared it makes the perfect social environment where you can play board games or perhaps all just relax and discuss the day’s events.
Here at Mac+Wood we design the table to your exact specifications; this means you can get the whole family involved in the design process and this will give everyone a sense of achievement when enjoying their new table. You can view our range of designs here or learn more about what we have to offer here; our brochure is also downloadable and printable which means you can get the whole family involved in the discussion before getting in touch with us.
Benefits of family meal times.
Memories – Quality family time is just something money can’t buy and it’s these moments and memories that you and your family will treasure forever.
Fun – It’s all about having fun; it’s the time where the entire family can let the days stresses slide away, while you enjoy some great social time with those that you love and care about.
Confidence – Research has shown that family meal times spent together inspire confidence and self esteem in your children which will go a long way in their everyday lives.
Life Skills – Children are very impressionable and pick up some of their best life skills from their parents; the best time for them to learn is when you’re in a calm and relaxed mood and there is no better time when this happens but around your dining room table.
Responsibility – Research has shown that cooking with kids and assigning tasks surrounding mealtime, promotes independence and a sense of responsibility in the kitchen – and in life.
Of course these are just a few of the benefits of quality family time spent around your dining room table, here at Mac & Wood we don’t just create stunning dining room tables; we create memories. If you would like to find out more about how we can help you shape those perfect family memories and of course your new table, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch with one of our team today who will be more than happy to help with any questions you may have.