The rainy season is in full effect! I am a big advocate that we should all get natural vitamin D every day. But, sometimes there are days this just will not happen.
So what can we do that is quick and simple to keep the little ones busy? We do not need a tornado in the house.
This day and age most children would love to sit in front of the boob tube and veg out all day. I’ll admit, I need to take a day once in awhile myself. As for the kiddos, they feel it’s a necessity everyday, during all free time. I recently read a really interesting article about child development and too much television watching. Even though it may not relate to some, it may be an education simple read for you. I’ll post the link below so I can share this article with you.
As for stormy weather and indoor play. Did you know that Crayola offers free printable coloring sheets? This can be a simple old school activity to keep our kiddos busy. How do you get your child who wants to sit and watch TV or play video games, interested in something a little more educational and stimulating? This can be tricky. I found when it’s time for indoor activities just placing a coloring book and crayons in front of a child may not spike their interest of a fun time.
One tip, make it a process of creation and adventure. Children between the ages of 2-6 have a natural instinct of using their imagination and curiosity to explore the world around them. How do we as parents amplify this curiosity?
One idea is to make this simple play time, an adventure. Ask them questions of what would be fun to color? Give them the opportunity to utilize the internet for a constructive adventure, like finding the picture they want to color. If you have different colored sheets of paper on hand, let your child choose a color. This is fun because in coloring books, they mostly only offer white sheets.
These simple steps for this activity, now has created and adventure. It has also given your child time well spent with you and has made coloring a whole new project. You will be creating everlasting memories and having your child utilize their imagination instead of sitting in front of the boob tube.
Now it’s time to have some fun!
Just a little education: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/family-life/Media/Pages/Why-to-Avoid-TV-Before-Age-2.aspx
A couple quick coloring links: http://play.fisher-price.com/en_US/GamesandActivities/ColoringPages/index.html