The kids are more occupied than us adults these days. They seem to me like little bunnies hopping off from one garden to another, the only difference is these garden’s are within four walls.
I remember roughing it out as a kid and not worrying a bit about the dust and sun on their body but today’s kids cannot think beyond gaming and the cushioned environment that has been given to them by us!
It’s always fun when I am out vacationing with my six year old and that is what vacations are supposed to do but the relief comes in when I know that he is indulging more in outdoor fun than virtual fun.
I am listing down a few favorite activities that we practice as a family so that we are setting out an example to our kid about staying clear of the devices and getting some real fun. Kids are observing their parents with the biggest invisible microscope, they reel in every behavior and emotion from us.
Pretend Plays The other day while I was helping my little one clean out his toy closet, I realized how he has at least a dozen pretend play toys and how he hasn’t played with all of them. We decided to pretend play with each toy everyday and this in turn helped me drive away his fear of things like the doctor’s needle or answer questions about the tool box or look up fun costumes in a magazine because we were playing dress up.
Dance The Day Away Who doesn’t like to groove and move and that to in the most comfortable set of PJs. Kids react to music how fire reacts to petroleum because music is a great stress buster for all age groups. Start a little impromptu dance party with their favorite snacks.Jump on the dance bandwagon with them and a few hours will easily pass.
Talent Show We all love appreciation and a little spotlight.My little footballer loves displaying the celebration and skills of all his favorite footballers.It’s like a talent show where he even once got a medal and certificate for it. He definitely goes for his soccer practice too and you too could hold a little talent display for your child and get the entire family to participate
Outdoors is always better. I have previously listed down activities you can do with kids and that are absolutely fun.Read it here You can even add these list of activities too. I always vouch for the outdoor time because it lets you stay close to nature. Kids learn to see and observe the things around them and a simple thing like watching a tree grow can make them learn about hard-work and patience.
We are so close to the first ten days of the new year passing by in a jiffy and the kids will soon be done with their exam too.So do look up all these activities and have loads of fun with the kids.A few snacks sneaked up in between these will indeed be a cool celebration.