Mommy, I know keeping kids busy can be very challenging. Especially when you have tons of household work to be done along with never-ending mommy duties. One easy way out is to schedule and plan your household work. This will help you to spare some time that can be well spent with your child and it will further strengthen your bond with your child.
Mommy, I know keeping kids busy can be very challenging. Especially when you have tons of household work to be done along with never-ending mommy duties. One easy way out is to schedule and plan your household work. This will help you… Click To Tweet
But then the question arises how can be that time be effectively spend so that it benefits your child and helps you maintain your sanity. Keeping this in view, I have crafted a few ideas. And I hope they will benefit you.
INDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS
Listed below are a few fun indoor activities that you can use to keep your kids busy and entertained. So, let’s begin.
Reading is a very fruitful habit. Inculcating love for reading in your kids since early childhood is a great favor done to them. They can benefit from it now and in the coming life.
Initially, kids find it difficult to read. At that time you need to sit with them and encourage them to read. If they are unable to read it correctly make them read after you.
If you feel they are very young to read then you can read them the stories and make them listen to you.
It very important that books that you choose should have colorful and bright images and illustrations. This will attract kids even more. As the kids grow then along with storybooks you can add different sort of books to the collection like general knowledge books or books related to weird and fun facts.
Reading books significantly improve vocabulary and language skills. It also enhances their span of concentration which is very important for mental development.
It is very handy to keep multiple coloring books at home. Try to find such books with their favorite cartoon characters. Books with big and clear images are much loved by kids.
Get involved with kids during coloring. This will make this activity more fun for them and you will also find it relaxing.
Use of coloring books helps to improve the fine motor activity of kids and stimulates their creativity.
Drawing activities are a great way for kids to exhibit their creative thinking. They can beautifully transfer their thoughts on to paper.
encouraging kids to draw improves their creative thinking and improves hand-eye coordination.
Hide and Seek
Indoor games like hide and seek are really fun. Kids find it very entertaining and pleasing.
Playing hide and seek provides a source of physical activity for kids and the search for the right place to hide improves their cognition.
Board games are pleasurable for little older kids and they serve as a good source of entertainment for the whole family.
Such games improve logical thinking and are beneficial for mental development for kids.
Puzzles are loved by children of almost all ages. They are available with varying levels of difficulties for different ages. So, its good to find a few good puzzle games for your child according to the age. Get yourself also involved in such games because you are never old enough to lose interest in them.
They inculcate the habit of problem-solving in kids and enhances their cognition.
You can play word games with your kids. To start with you can randomly select an alphabet for them and ask them to name a place, animal, and a thing starting with that particular alphabet. When done, ask your child to select an alphabet for you to do the same. Repeat it until done with all the alphabets.
Such indoor activities for kids serve as a great way to boost their vocabulary and improve their word forming ability.
Building Blocks Games
Colorful and attractive building blocks are easily available. Many different activities can be done by using them.
They can learn about different shapes and colors while playing with them. It also boosts their creativity and cognitive power.
Kids older than 5 years old tend to enjoy such games. Initially, you can begin with 2 to 3 clues to get to the treasure and as they learn more and get older you can increase the number of clues and level of difficulty.
These games are such fun and bring all the family close.
Such games enhance the problem-solving attitude of kids and help in the building of cognition.
Kids love painting. It is such a colorful and creative activity. At times you will be stunned by the level of creativity your kid has. This way you can also collect masterpieces made by your little ones and keep them as sweet memories.
It helps kids in color recognition and brings out all the creativity hidden in them.
Organizing Kid’s room
You can get them involved in household work. Especially when organizing their room. This way they will learn how to arrange things systematically and along with this, they will learn how not to mess up. Also, inculcate the need for clearing up all the toys and arranging them in the way they were.
This way they will learn the difference of messed up and clean house. It will make home chores fun for you as well.
It is important to involve kids in decluttering their toys and clothes. This will instill a feeling of only keeping things that are needed.
In the long run, it will help them learn not to clutter unnecessary things and share their things with the needy. This will give them everlasting happiness and satisfaction.
Involving kids in such activities will inculcate a love for nature in them. Such activities can be planned for the evening or at least weekends. You can also make them learn easy steps of gardening.
This way they will get closer to nature and will enjoy the beauty of the universe, which will benefit them with eternal peace.
Looking after Pets
If you have pets at home, it is good to get little ones to involve in taking care of them. You can ask kids to feed them or play with them.
These habits play an important role in sensory and motor development of kids.
Baking with kids
Baking and cooking with kids is so much fun. You can try out simple and easy recipes with kids. I am sure they will love it. Make delicious cookies with weird shapes or cupcakes with a variety of decorations. This is a great and interesting indoor activity to be done with children.
For me, DIYs are the best indoor activity. They are so much fun. You cans search for some easy DIYs and do them with kids. I am sure they will love it.
This way they will learn to make new things and reuse household stuff to make pretty things out of them. When any DIY project comes out to be good it gives a sense of achievement to kids which is pivotal in their personality development.
Let me know in comments what are your favorite indoor activities for kids?