Win the gadget battle: Here is how to keep kids busy with creativity
“Mummy, I am getting bored; what can I do to beat the boredom? Can I use a mobile phone?” Have you heard such requests from your kids? We are sure you must have. Especially when you are busy with some important work, your kids take advantage of that time to play with the electronic gadgets. You either respond with a yes or a no. But it is not the right way to do so. Confused? Read ahead.
When the world is at a halt and children are stuck at home, they reach out for gadgets to pass their time. They think that they don’t have much to do within the enclosed walls of their house. But there are a lot of activities that can fuel the creative cells of their brain and keep them away from gadgets.
Want to know how you can win this gadget battle? Scroll down to learn more.
World of books – The world of books is filled with adventure, fantasies, and thrill. Therefore, introduce your children to books of all kinds. What you can do here is to take them out for book shopping. Set them free to select their favorite books and let the fun begin.
You can set a daily reading habit for them before bedtime. You can also make your contribution in reading to them if your children are young and can’t read. Moreover, making them aware of the world of audiobooks is also an impeccable way to let them appreciate the art of storytelling. Asking them to journal their thoughts is yet another idea. Undoubtedly, reading helps in boosting the vocabulary and writing skills in children.
Fuelling creativity with art and craft – Childhood is a time when you can rightly nurture the creativity of your little one. And art and craft is the perfect example of open-ended activities for children who are exploring a whole new journey of colors around them.
Get some art and craft supplies and involve the child in DIY activities. You can also enroll them in drawing and painting classes, quilting courses, origami, and papercraft courses, and the choices are never less. All these activities lead to improvement in their hand-eye coordination and refine their motor skills.
Exercising the brain with puzzles – For a sharp and healthy mind, it is necessary to exercise it regularly. Select some activities as per the age of your child and keep them busy. Ensure to not select the activities that are too difficult or too easy as they can bore them.
Let us make this task easy for you with some examples of the activities like Rubik’s cube, Sudoku, word games, jigsaw puzzles, and many more. Doing all this will ultimately enhance the reasoning and critical thinking skills of your child.
To sum it all up
It is needless to say that there are plenty of other activities that you can consider. Whatever you choose, remember that the onus to keep your children busy lies on you. Hence keep them engaged in productive and creative activities to nurture their childhood and ultimately win the gadget battle.