Nine things to do with your highly energetic child and keep busy when you can’t leave the house.
Want to keep your child happy and entertained, we got that covered, don’t worry just follow these nine steps:
PLAYING OF GAMES
For the first few days or even hours (depending on your kid’s hyperactivity and concentration levels) this can be and should be the ” GO TO” solution to start with when they say that they’re bored.
And when we say games we don’t necessarily mean computer and or video games, we mean puzzles.
This is a great way to keep both kids and adults alike, busy for hours on end while still exercising the brain and boost memory by stimulating the problem-solving skills of the brain.
Science kits not only solves the memory stimulus needed to tire out our hyperactive little monsters, but is a fun way for kids to learn about how things work.
As this is one of the easiest “toys” to play with and make at home, it stands out as one of the “NEVER FAILS” options to turn to.
Use this to help kids practice their hand and eye coordination by making specific things or let their minds roam and be creative all in one as a kid’s imagination has no limits.
CREATING COLORING BOOKS WITH THEIR HELP
We all know you can’t go wrong with the help of your PC and printer.
You and your child or children, can come up with pictures from the web and then create a set of images to be colored in, remember to back off and allow them to color on their own, as the imagination of a child, which mentioned before, is limitless. 😉
Coloring will not only reduce anxiety but stress levels as well. It improves focus and motor skills and will help them sleep better, who wouldn’t want that?
Being stuck in your home for long periods can be a great opportunity to catch up on some reading, it can be especially fun when you get your children involved as well.
Get out those books stashed away during your “busy-time” before, and open up a whole new and exciting world for them.
To make it even more fun you can set aside time and go over what you and your children read and discuss it with them, creating an enthusiastic and encouraging thought and speech environment.
Being a classic and what is now considered “RETRO” this can be a lifesaver for any bored child, as well as their parents.
If you don’t have any Legos and can’t go out to buy them, look for things around the house that are safe to use to build things, like a deck of cards, cardboard boxes and or wooden blocks that are free of splinters.
THE TABLET, LAPTOP OR PC
Whether you like it or not there are going to be times when we should turn to electronics and downloading apps that are educational and thought-provoking, even though they’ll be behind the screen, you can at least feel good about them doing something productive and educational.
Some good old crayons, color pencils, markers, and other art supplies can and will keep even the most active and restless minds busy for long periods of time.
Watch the magic happen as you couple up the supplies with some big sheets of paper, and see the spark of creativity take hold as they complete project after project and compare them with each other’s work. There’s nothing more productive than a bit of competitive creativity.
Even though you can’t fly the kit outside, just building it with your child can be a super fun activity, as there are many different types of kites that one can make, thus it all comes down to asking the question of which one is right for you.
It’s also important to note that different types require different components and elements to be created, make sure to keep that in mind.
Not only will it feed the creative side of the brain when you get out the tissue paper, construction paper, yarn and or ribbon, contact paper, and other scraps, but it will also build up the enthusiasm to complete a task, which as we all know is a very important life lesson especially when taught at an early age.
DO ACTIVITIES TOGETHER
Get everyone involved in some activities that you are going to do anyway, like cooking or cleaning.
Let the little ones come up with creative ways to complete a task be it cleaning or mixing ingredients, and not only do you build up their confidence but also their creativity for future life tasks.
Working together and playing together becomes part of the family life especially in these tough times.
Finding creative ways to keep everyone busy can be a big task but with a bit of imagination and the tips we just mentioned above, you can take your first nine steps towards reaching that goal of not only spending quality family time with your child but also learning to enjoy the simple things in life.