How to Keep Your Kids Entertained

 How to Keep Your Kids Entertained

 How to Keep Your Kids Entertained

 All parents have found themselves with their hands in their hair trying to figure out new ways of keeping the kids entertained and out of mischief. Kids are a great blessing and they give meaning to our lives, they can however also drive us mad at times. In this article we will be taking a look at some fun activity ideas for young children.

Kids Cooking Activities

· Learning to cook helps kids to learn about nutrition and healthy eating
· It boosts their self esteem
· Kids will eat what they helped to make
· This activity will create family time and bonding
· Cooking teaches kids how to plan and make choices
· You can be creative and design fun recipes that the kids will enjoy
· This activity will keep the kids occupied for a while

Menu Ideas

· Homemade ice cream
· Cupcakes topped with different colored icing
· Fruit kebabs
· Toffee apples
· Popcorn
· Animal shaped biscuits

Playing Games

· Children use games to learn
· Games help children to work through difficult situations
· Games allow children to acquire new skills
· Kids invent their own games and it improves their decision making abilities
· Kids learn how to interact in a group through playing games
· Name and theme games are very educational

Games to Play

· Hide-and-Seek or variations of it
· Scavenger hunt
· Games with balloons - fun activity for a hot day
· Using clay to make sculptures
· Games with marbles
· Tag and variations of it

Using Kids Play Rugs

· Kids area rugs are a great way of entertaining your kids
· Kids learn while they play
· There are hundreds of themes to choose from
· Kids rugs can be used for fun group games
· You can use them indoors or outdoors
· Play rugs are kids safe
· It creates a cozy, inviting and fun place to learn and play

Play Rugs to Choose From

· Puzzle mats
· Where in the World rugs
· Tiny Town rugs
· State themed rugs, e.g. California rugs, Texas rugs
· Maps that Teach rugs
· Where to Go street rugs
· Alphabet rugs
· Numbers rugs

Promoting Literacy at Home

· Read aloud to your child daily
· Choose a quiet time to read to your kids
· Choose a comfortable reading area
· Let the kids choose the book that you should read
· Make sure that the kids can see the pictures
· Allow the kids to turn the pages

It is very important that we as parents invest time and money in our kids and provide them with love, security and support so that they can grow up to be the best that they can be. There are low cost options available when we are looking for fun and educational activities for our kids. Cooking or baking, fun games, playing on childrens rugs and reading books are not expensive and should form part of your kids activity planning.

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