With the rise in digital technology, there’s no denying that children (and their parents, no doubt) are spending far too long in front of a screen. With that said, you may be looking for ways to encourage your child to put down their devices and use their minds and bodies more productively. Here are some suggestions from a private school in Ireland.
To encourage your child to spend some time outdoors, why not arrange a scavenger hunt and invite their friends along for some healthy competition? Add various outdoor items to the list of things that have to be found, and the first person to come back to you with all items on the list wins a prize.
Kids usually love baking and cooking because there’s a tasty reward at the end of it. It’s great to teach them various kitchen skills from a young age so that they are able to prepare simple meals as they get older and become more independent. It also teaches them how to use various equipment safely.
Why not swap movie night for a games night and get the whole family involved? It’s a chance for you to bond and many games are actually great for helping youngsters with their learning. Scrabble, for example, can enhance their vocabulary and spelling.
Arty activities are ideal for helping children with their fine motor development, and also for boosting their creativity. Have a look online, as there are countless options when it comes to crafting activities, and your child could even give their complete projects to friends and family as gifts.
Head to the library and encourage your child to pick out a few books that appeal to them, as reading is a fantastic pastime. It helps children with their spelling, grammar, and vocabulary, as well as their general knowledge. It’s also an opportunity to boost their imagination.
Thanks for reading xxx
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