How to keep kids busy at home with activities
How many times have you heard the words "I'm bored" coming from your child? When you think about it, it’s not actually their fault that they get bored so quickly. Parents seldom spend any time in planning or preparing activities to keep kids busy. Unlike teachers who spend time planning on what they will use to keep the kids busy.
If you find that even after buying them that nice Nintendo DSi, Wii or Sony PS3, they still complain of being bored then you really ought to consider looking at how you can keep them busy and entertained, it is imperative that their inquisitive minds are kept active and this desire to continuously learn and do things is maintained and nurtured.
Depending on the age you could provide the kids with craft materials, reading and writing activities, involve them in cooking or baking sessions that will entertain them and keep the bored kids busy, therefore no longer feeling boredom.
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So what can you do to keep kids busy?
There are many ways to keep those bored kids occupied and interested in activities, starting with the simplest arts and crafts. Usually suited to 8yrs and younger, there are also some arts and crafts available for the over 8’s too.
Kids crafts essential materials include paper (and believe me you’ll need lots of it), crayons, safe scissors, glue and glitter. Papers for art and crafts can include construction paper, plain typing paper, cardstock of various colours, and many other options, you can even be inventive and reuse many of the packaging from finished groceries or even junk mail and old magazines can make interesting art projects. There are many types of crayons, paints and colouring pencils these are nice for younger children you can usually pick up cheaper versions from Poundland stores which are filled with numerous options, such as washable dry-erase markers, water colour pencils, and gel pens. Kid’s crafts supplies can be expensive, but you can also enjoy it on a budget as there are many options.
Keeping children busy is a dilemma that most parents have deal with, so here’s another good idea. Children like being active and they love participating in doing things. One of the most enjoyable activities to keep your children busy is to either cook or bake at home.
I would recommend that you find a recipe for something simple like baking chocolate brownies or cooking a simple dish like Chilli herb shrimp. Making sure that you allow them to do as much of the work as possible – for example get them to:
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These activities will help to keep kids busy and enable them to learn new skills which will go a long way in developing their brains and thinking. It allows them to gain problem solving, planning and money management skills along with their ability to cook or bake.
So many activities can be planned and carried out to keep kids busy that they will never complain of being bored again, I’ve just listed a few simple activities. All it takes is some thinking and planning on behalf of the parent or parents.
Spend time with your kid’s now help them become better people, before you lose them to computer games and their friends. Because once they reach a certain age they’d prefer to spend time surfing the net, playing with their friends or even playing on the PS3 or Wii rather than spending time with you.
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