Most parents have little clue on how they can engage their kids. Most of them would rather give their toddlers a gadget to play with rather than engage them. While this may solve the problem in the short run, it makes it much harder to engage the kids later on. Most kids end up becoming tech addicts long before they can have the judgment to limit their media use.
I. Create Items From Cardboards. There are lots of things that you can make from cardboard materials. These can range from a ramp for cars, an airplane, a house, a train or even dolls. This is a particularly hands-on model, especially if you are a very creative and great sculptor or designer. These kinds of activities are excellent at building your kids sense of independence, creativity, and accomplishment. You can also tape some newspaper cuttings and artwork onto the walls with dangling tape.
II. Shaving Cream. You can squirt some of the paste onto a flat surface and let the kids have fun with it. You can also add some food colouring to the paste to add personality and a great sensory appeal to the paste. You might want them to dress up in an old shirt since it’s a very fun but very messy activity for kids. The children have to be monitored so that they don’t end up swallowing the paste while playing with it.
III. Indoor Bowling. Who said you need a bowling ball and the actual pins to have fun? You can use a regular ball and set up toilet rolls or bottles as the pins. This can be one of the most entertaining games you can play with your kids. You can even keep score of their games and play a set number of games. Indoor bowling test accuracy, concentration, and competitive spirit can create a lifelong passion for bowling.
IV. Create a Necklace, toddler style! You can make a string alongside your toddler to create a necklace. Big beads would be great since they are harder to swallow. Items such as large pasta or straws would also be ideal for such an activity. This is one of the simple activities for toddlers that can build a finer motor activity for your kids. It’s also a very engaging activity that would take all your toddler’s attention for the entire time.
V. Ball Throwing. You can create a ball out of old newspapers or old linen wrapped up in a polythene bag. You can use it to create a throwing competition or to play alongside your dog, if you have one. You can play fetch or targeting. This is great motor practice, as well as an exciting game to play. These can help you bond with your kids.
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