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With all the technology that is available today one would think it is easy to keep kids entertained. For short spurts it is but they seem to get bored easily. Perhaps it is because there is so much available to them that they just want to move onto the next activity. Focusing on entertainment that is going to be able to retain their attention span is good for them as well as for the entertainment budget.
Creating The Right Atmosphere
One of the best ways to help kids retain their attention span is by making sure they are playing and enjoying their activities in the right environment. Many kids like to play in their room and this is where the decor can play an important role. Choosing the right wallpaper for children can be a good thing as it can be entertaining in itself. Kids love to study the different patterns and objects on their walls especially when they are toddlers.
A lot of household items can be turned into items of entertainment. For example, different pots and pans can be turned into the perfect drum set. Or a cardboard box turned into a fort or a castle that can provide hours of entertainment.
Usually, all it takes is for the parents or caregiver to show a little interest in an object and then the kids will use their imagination and take it from there. With the cardboard suggestion, part of the fun can be decorating these with paints or paper cuttings. Then after time is spent on this they can enjoy their new creation.
The thing to keep in mind is that parents don’t have to spend a fortune on entertainment, but they do have to pursue their creativity.
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Many people who are parents of young children today, grew up playing in the outdoors and having to find creative ways to entertain themselves. Now, they have to painfully watch as their kids get addicted to TV and video game entertainment from as early as a year old. The sad thing is that they feel as though there is nothing that they can do about it.
But hey! The good news is that, with a little creativity, you can get your kid to enjoy forms of entertainment which actually benefit their body and brains!
Effects of Inactivity
Research has shown that too much couch potato-ing and unhealthy eating are some of the reasons for childhood obesity in the UK. A general practitioner like livi will tell you that it is detrimental for kids to be inactive. Using an easily downloadable mobile app, you can speak to a professional medic and get to know the specific effects of inactivity.
Interactive Entertainment for Kids
While the internet has received the greatest blame for making children lazy, it just might be the very source for the desired cure. The fact is that kids have embraced technology, and there is no way you will take it away without them sulking. So, why not find a mobile game which will get them off the couch and running?
Games like Pokémon Go, Zombies, Run! BallStrike, The Walk, Geocaching, SpecTrek, JumpJumpFroggie and Motion Maze are just a few of the captivating games which can get kids running. These games usually involve missions and searches for fictional conquests that make players feel like heroes. They are easy to learn, but can also be used as a way to spend time and bond with your kids, as you teach them how to get through the levels.
Create a Schedule
It will be initially frowned upon, but isn’t that a part of being a good parent? It shows that you are putting your foot down and stamping out some unacceptable behaviour. Have in place a schedule which lays down the times that kids can sit down with consoles and gamepads, and others when they have to get up and about.
Make a point of being physically active yourself; kids do a lot of their learning by imitation. Create time to take them out to parks, get them a little bike as you get yours, take them swimming, and encourage jogging and other physically engaging forms of fun.
Kids are more likely to get physically active and enjoy it when they are in groups. When they are not in school, make a point of getting together with their peers either at your house, a friend’s house or even in entertainment parks.
When you consider the amount of time and effort spent on organizing a party for your child, it can exhaust you before you even begin, and can end up costing a small fortune.
Going It Alone
While we all want our children to have the best birthday party by far, the task at hand is not an easy, or cheap one. You run from pillar to post to find that right decor to suit your child’s taste, select the sweet treats with care, and order a cake that three parties of children couldn’t finish. A bouncing castle, face painting, balloons, these all add up to the price tag at the end of it all. The costs add up extremely quickly, and that’s before you have even thought of the gift.
Choosing the Professionals
While you may think hiring a professional party planner will cost you more, it really doesn’t. The professionals are quite easily able to judge quantities of food, snack, sweets, and cake according to the number of children you have provided. There is little waste, and the children get their fill. The set up is stress-free for you, and the entertainment is taken care of.