Making Playtime More Interesting
According to numerous studies, children need playtime for positive development. It is their way of exercising, making sense of things, expanding their minds, nurturing love for learning and releasing stress. Playtime for kids is an integral part of discovering their world. Here are a few things that parents can do to make playtime more interesting for their kids:
Pick One or Two Activities to be Done at a Specific Time That the Child Chose
If your child wants to try ballet, guitar, swimming, and basketball lessons, then try to schedule them out over the year. Perhaps you could enroll them to these classes in different seasons so that only two activities are happening during a period of time, helping them to focus and enjoy the activity more.
Arrange Interesting Activities Casually rather than as a Scheduled Event
If your child really wants to play soccer but already has her time booked, take her to your local soccer field or playground, encouraging pick-up and play.
Postpone Introducing Things with TVs or other Electronic Devices with Screens until After Age Four
According to the American Pediatric Associations, children under the age of two should have NO screen time; either from mobile devices, televisions or electric toys with screens. Introducing them to such electronic devices in an early stage can kill their desire for free play. Furthermore, children have better chances of learning in the real world.
Put your Child in Different Environments
You can bring more adventure to your children’s playtime by taking them to new places like the closest parks, forests or beaches.
Let the Child Decide What to Play With
Let your children play without directing them. The natural urge to explore will begin when a child is given the space to be curious.
Back Up at Playgrounds
It is crucial for you to make your children’s play area safe; however you still need to learn to back away. Take your kids to a playground that is age appropriate, and go sit nearby to rest. Certainly do keep your eye on your child at a distance. This way they will learn what they feel comfortable doing.
Children gain a sense of capability when they get the chance to do things on their own time and space. At Rainbow Palace, you can rest assure that your children are given their time for discovery. We offer programs that involve in-depth learning and interesting activities. If you are looking for a place where your child can enjoy learning then visit Rainbow Palace now!