They say that an idle mind is a devil’s workshop. This especially is applicable for children who’ve been left idle.
Spending time with kids is always a great idea!
The one entity bustling with energy in a household is certainly the Child in the house. Children are the life of a home but many a time if they do not have much to do or aren’t managed they become difficult to handle for parents.
Here are a few tips to keep your children busy
1. Teach them painting
Children love colours. They are intrigued by anything that’s colourful so make the best use of colours.
2. Bake a cake with your kid
3. Teach them indoor games and play with then at home.
4. Make little faces out of various paper and decorate their room with them
Gather up some buttons, beads, jar and bottle lids, and other similar objects lying around the house, and make little faces out of them with your child. Not only will this keep your child busy, it will stimulate their imagination and develop their dexterity as well.
5. Read them fairy tales and folk stories
Children love to listen, they are the most curious and excited beings when it comes to stories.
Let their curiosity feast because that will help them listen, learn and grow.
Albert Einstein would say;
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales”
6. Make chocolates or ice cream with their help
All you have to do here is melt loads of chocolate, put them in lovely moulds to set and make swirling designs or whichever designs you’d like.
7. Another way by improving your child’s physical activities, reducing sedentary time, ensuring quality sleep which shall also improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
Children under the age of five should not spend time sitting and watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats. They’ll get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy. The new guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under 5 years of age were developed by a WHO panel of experts. They assessed the effects of sedentary activities on young children. They also reviewed evidence around the benefits of increased activity levels.
Infants, less than 1 year should:
Children this young should be physically active several times a day in a variety of ways, particularly through interactive floor-based play.
Children 1-2 years of age should:
At least 180 minutes of a variety of types of physical activities at a balanced intensity, including moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity, spread throughout the day, is good for kids.
Children 3-4 years of age should:
At least 180 minutes of a variety of types of physical activities at a balanced intensity, of which at least 60 minutes is consumed applying moderate to vigorous intensity physical activities. This pattern should be spread across the day.
Following these tips should keep the little ones happy and constructively occupied.