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How to Keep Children Occupied While Working at Home

Updated on January 29, 2010
Work at home moms,cohdra,
Work at home moms,cohdra,

Working at home has many advantages such as being able to spend priceless time with your family and watching your children grow, however, work at home moms at times may be faced with unforeseen challenges such as finding a way to keep their children occupied. It may be indeed difficult for small children to grasp the concept of mommy being there, but not being 100% available in their eyes. However, the good news is that are great ways children can be kept occupied while mom dedicates her time to making money.

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How to Keep Children Occupied While You Work at Home

There are many ways you can entertain your children without making them feel neglected. Many of these solutions can also be educational for your child in some ways. Finding a hobby for your child or a much liked toy is a positive way to allow your child to have fun and for you to finally concentrate on your work with no guilt feelings left behind.

- Turn on the T.V.

Often parents worry that children may watch too much television, but what if you let them watch some educational programs which will allow your child to learn? You may record some educational shows for your child or take advantage of ''marathon shows'' suitable for children. You may also purchase some educational dvd's that will buy you a couple of hours of peace.

- Purchase a Video Game

Video games may provide your child with hours of entertainment, but make sure the game is suitable for your child's age and educational. There are many video games made with school age children in mind that stimulate a child's thinking skills and provide a good opportunity to improve skills.

-Give a Computer

If you have an extra computer, you may let your little one use it. There are many websites crafted with children in mind offering video games, stories, puzzles and activities. Ensure your computer is set up to be child friendly and keep an eye every now and then on which websites your child visits. Other wise, buy a great computer game that will provide lots of fun.

-Rely on Books

Take your child to your local library and invite him or her to grab a pile of books that are interesting. Children books may provide hours of entertainment once at home. If you feel like it, take your child to attend story time or allow your child to play with puzzles as you take a seat and work from the library's desktop computer.

-Grab Some Play Dough

Play dough may provide hours of entertainment and makes a good rainy day activity for your child. You can even make your own play dough at home, if you find it too expensive to buy often. Children seem to never get tired of play dough and it stimulates their creative skills.

-Arts and Crafts

For your crafty child there are many options for arts and crafts ideas. Simply stop by your favorite craft store and choose together some extraordinary craft kits. Your child may work on a project or prepare some gifts for when grandma stops by. The possibilities seem endless when it comes to creating some unique crafts.

As seen there are several ways you can work from home while allowing your children to invest their time productively as well. All of these activities are great opportunities for learning something new and best of all, children rather prefer them than being dropped off in some day care without mommy.

Playdough Galaxy

Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe
Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe

Using Play-Doh compound children will enjoy making pretend treats and desserts including cake and ice cream. The Play-Doh Magic Swirl Ice Cream Shoppe playset features a special soft-serve style "ice cream" dispenser that extrudes Play-Doh compound making a perfect swirled "ice cream cone." Whether kids create a cup, cone or sundae the "topping" stations are the perfect place to decorate their creation with Play-Doh sprinkles, hot fudge or whipped cream. To really make spectacular "sweets," children can use the dessert-themed molds to create pretend strawberries, cookie crumbles or a cherry using Play-Doh compound.



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    • HubChief profile image

      hubchief - pen name 8 years ago from United States

      this one is awesome... reminds us of small items we forget easily when working 24/7

      keep it up.

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      A great hub, I am so lucky that my children are gown and have children of their own. But, my pets get so mad at me when I am on the computer for too long. They are just like kids. I very much enjoyed reading about how to keep your children busy. Very nice.