Technology has reduced the number of times children get out to play. Most of the children in the digital age spend their time glued on mobile devices, and televisions and this is harmful to their health. If you have children, you should consider planning some […]
Keeping children occupied and entertained at the same time is any parent’s dream. This is not one of the most natural things to do, especially when there are toddlers involved. But don’t fret, we will show you how to keep those little people busy and happy, especially when the weather out there says otherwise or even during such interesting times when social distancing is not a matter of choice but a health requirement.
Bubbles: Ever thought that blowing bubbles can only be done outdoors? Think again. This is one of the most exciting indoor games children could ever take part in. All you need are straws and plates for each player, water and dishwashing soap. If you are worried your seats might suffer in the process, an Ikea Karlstad sofa cover is what you need, as they are easy to clean.
Board Games: These ones will never run out of fashion, and they will always be fun and entertaining for every member of the family. Grab one of your favorite board games and get busy with your little ones.
Freeze: This is both fun, and you get to learn so many things about your children. The best thing about this game is that you don’t have to spend a penny to have fun. All you need is to put on your child’s favorite music, ask them to dance and freeze when it stops. To spice it up a little, set up some rules and ask them to freeze in specific poses.
Puzzles: These are good for both entertainment and learning. Puzzles come in all shapes and sizes, and they give children a chance to be creative and to be critical thinkers. You can also come up with your homemade puzzles, and this is even more fun.
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Fishing is not an activity that is loved by all and for many people this can be a cruel, painful sight to watch.
A Social Experience
While many people do enjoy to fish alone, when it comes to spending quality time with your children, there is nothing more pleasant than spending the day fishing at the dam. There is so much that you can share with your child on an outdoor fishing trip. There is wildlife in abundance to share information about, and birds that will amaze your child. Use the time as a learning experience, teach your child about the animals you encounter.
The first time fishing is always the most memorable. Allow your child to do everything himself/herself. Let them feel the texture of the bait between their fingers but, do help where the hook is involved. Give them the freedom to throw their line out, and encourage them on when they get that first nibble. Some people enjoy taking their kids fishing but that does not mean all children will enjoy this kind of experience. Give them valuable information on the fish that live in the area so that when they recall the story it is a detailed version.
Get To Know Your Child
The time spent outside alone, fishing, is the perfect opportunity to learn more about your child. The days are filled with work, and the stresses related to survival. Parents seldom take the time to really understand their children and experience the world through their eyes.
While an outdoor fishing excursion is a learning curve for most children and an experience that will be ingrained in their memories, you will be surprised what you learn from your children at the same time. There is nothing like the bonds formed in this way.
Outdoor play is a wonderful way to stimulate imagination, if you only take the time, and make the effort to show your children the possibilities.
Every area of your outdoor area has the possibility of being a new, exciting adventure, and each a different place to conquer. All it takes is an open mind and some creativity. There are so many nook, crannies, and tree stumps to explore.
Create a secret hideout among the tree branches, and view the world through an imaginary telescope. It doesn’t take much effort to slip into the shoes of a fairy king, ruling over his kingdom.
Each branch holds mysteries, to be unfolded if you only take the time to seek it out. A garden is a mystical place.
If you travel further afield and explore the natural parks, forests, and freely growing vegetation you are sure to uncover strange creatures you have only seen in books. Sit quietly among the brushes, and watch a wild deer as it fends for its young.
Step outside and take a peek, you may be amazed at the adventures that await you, and the learning experiences that await your children.