With the schools closed, and implementation of strict lockdown rules on public places like parks, malls, theaters, and others, it is becoming difficult for parents to keep their kids safe from depression. Most children love to be outdoors and if you are keeping them locked inside the home for months, it is going to put a lot of pressure on their psychology. In turn, their health will deteriorate.
One of the major problems that parents are facing currently is in keeping their kids engaged in activities so that their brains can stay active. Moreover, since they have to attend classes online, kids are facing more problems and hence throwing tantrums or being stubborn. In such conditions, scolding them or yelling at them won’t do any good. Your behavior will further compel your child to hide in a cocoon of depression, sadness, anger, anxiety, and so on.
Therefore, it’s recommended for every parent to know some ways in which they can keep their child entertained within the four walls of the home. Yes, you might have to face difficulty at first. But with time, they will be able to adjust to the current pandemic situation.
In this below article, we have crafted a list of activities that your kids can do for keeping themselves active and engaged other than studying.
Craft works for home décor
One of the best ways in which you can keep your child engaged is by giving them craft activities. Let’s say you want to hang a hand-printed picture in your living room. So, help your kid in finishing the drawing and painting flawlessly. You can even make some craft items like lamp shades, embroidery designs on curtains, and so on.
Arranging a treasure hunt
For children between 4 to 7 years old, you can arrange a treasure hunt. Let’s say the treasure is a box of Ferroro Rochers or a new toy that you will keep at the end of the hunt. Leave clues in riddles so that your kid can solve them with their intelligence and reach the end. This activity is not only fun but also a learning task for your kid.
Play different board games
Starting from business games to ludo, Chinese Checker, scrabbles, chess, and so many other board games are available which you can buy online. Play these games with your kid and encourage them to think in different ways to defeat the opponent. It will help in improving the thinking and concentrating power of your kid while keeping him entertained at the same time. Just don’t play a single type of board game every day. Try out different board games to eliminate monotonous nature of entertainment.
Challenge for completing story books
For kids above 6 years, this will be the perfect activity. Get two similar books and give one to your kid. Ask them to complete it within two days or more based on the book type. Make it as a challenge because without the competition, your kid is going to keep the book as it is, especially those who don’t like to read story books.
Yes, we understand that keeping your child entertained within the house is very difficult. But since the pandemic is taking the worst shape, you cannot allow them to go out either. So, to solve your problem, we have discussed some of the most popular ways in which you can keep your kid busy other than the studies.