Keeping babies and toddlers busy at home can be a tiresome task. So many times, moms complain that they do not know how to keep their kids busy at home. You don’t have to buy the most expensive toys to keep your kids busy. If you look around, you will find numerous activities and resources available at home which you can use to keep them occupied. Also, it will give you time to complete your chores.
Some of the activities which you can perform with kids at home are :
- Cardboard Boxes :
Kids love cardboard boxes. You give him a box and see how happy and busy he will be for minimum fifteen minutes. For preschoolers, you can even perform early math and alphabet activities with the help of a cardboard box. You can write the numbers or alphabets on a cardboard box and ask him to match the correct number or the letters of the alphabet. If there are different sizes of boxes, you can ask him to sort the boxes from small to big or from big to small boxes. You can even ask him to put one box inside the other box.
- Involve your kids in household chores :
Kids who are two years and above can help in a lot of small household chores. You can get him to peel potatoes, peel off boiled eggs, putting the vegetable sin the refrigerator, folding the washed clothes, setting up the dinner table, putting the dishes in the dish washer, watering the plants and so on.
- Design a treasure hunt :
- Build a Fort :
- Kitchen Utensils :
- Play Verbal games :
- Papers and paints :
I am sure if you perform these activities with your kids, they will definitely enjoy themselves. Also, each activity is important for their overall growth and development. By performing these simple activities, you can help in developing their fine motor skills, cognitive skills, vocabulary, early learning , social skills, creative skills.
You don’t have to go out of your way to keep your child busy. Just see what is easily available to you and make each activity an enjoyable one !