Activities to Ban Boredom and Spark Imagination
Children have a rich imagination. After all Bill Gates was once just a kid, full of creative potential, long before his own incredible imagination eventually changed the world. So how can you proactively nurture and encourage your child's imagination? We have Activities to Ban Boredom and Spark Imagination
Finding brand new approaches to sparking your children's imagination so they aren't laying on the couch and getting their creative juices flowing is fun and fulfilling, especially for kids, who tend to get bored quickly. Whether it is having them make their own DIY educational toys from recycled items or even planning a Mad Hatter tea party from found stuff around the house children love being engaged in new activities that will encourage them to think creatively and heighten their awareness. As parents it is incumbent upon us to find activities which will inspire them to take their intellect and abilities and combine them with a sense of play and learning, showing them that anything is possible.
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Activities to Ban Boredom and Spark Imagination
I'm an indoor person. In fact, my daughter practically broke out into happy tears when, I recently agreed to go on a family bike ride.
I have to admit: After dusting off my 10-speed, which has been hanging in the garage since we moved to Staten Island ten and a half years ago, it felt good, even liberating, being outdoors in the fresh air. And I wondered: Why didn't I get my rather large derriere on a bike seat sooner?
Also now is a perfect time to get your kids on their bikes!
Let your toddler skip the training wheel stage with this classic, adjustable push bike. Balance, Beaming From trikes to touring, a series of bikes rolls through every cyclist’s life. But training wheels? Just a rattling distraction from that journey. Let your toddler skip that stage and develop balance and mobility with this thoughtfully designed push bike. Its sturdy steel frame, height-adjustable, soft saddle, and comfortable handlebars make it an ideal first bike to transition from foot to pedal power. A sweet wicker basket and bell add to the vintage look
Of course, I can give you a litany of excuses. But the truth is I was just lazy and it's far easier to make excuses and watch marathon episodes of the “Golden Girls” in my living room than it is to suit up in a pair of biking shorts, strap on a helmet and get pedaling.
However, seeing the excitement my participation in a family bike engendered in my kids, I realized hanging with them outdoors is a privilege.
You'd think after years of being in this parenting game, I'd have it down to a science, but I'm forever learning to step up to the challenges of parenting and overcoming my inclination to be lazy!
So since I'm stuck out there with them until they're ready to come in the good news is, I've found some ways to diversify the backyard experience to make it more pleasurable. For games and accessories that will keep you and your kids content, here are some of my favorite picks.
These classic and iconic toys that deliver innovative outdoor fun, check out these five classic toys, that you and your kids will go gaga for.
The Hula Hoop: Inspired by Australian children using bamboo rings for exercise, WHAM-O's version recreates that “shoop-shoop” sound made when used, and comes in a variety of colors.
Frisbee : This versatile frisbee's technology makes it a cinch for anyone to grip, throw and catch. Ultimate Frisbee combines the non-stop movement and athletic endurance of soccer, the defensive maneuvering of basketball, and the aerial passing skills of football.
Bowling Pins: A refined version of a favorite family past time, this 10-piece bowling set is hand-carved of New Zealand pine with hand-painted detailing in glossy red. A mesh bag keeps the set tidy when not in use. Suitable for use indoors and out.
Little Tikes& Build-a-House Playhouse Empower your little one's creativity with the Little Tikes Build-a-House Playhouse. Equipped with interchangeable panels and easy-to-use tools, your child will be filled with joy building their ultimate playhouse with ease.
Hacky Sack Striker: Kids can test their foot-eye coordination by attempting to keep the ball in the air just as they would with a full-sized soccer ball.
$2 from every sale of TWEE “Mason's Planets” handmade sidewalk chalk set goes to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to support their Autism Research Center. Each box includes a full solar system of nine planets we even included Pluto! three large and six small orbs. Mars, Venus, Earth, Mercury, Neptune and Pluto have two layers of color an outer core and an inner core. Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus have three layers of color an inner core, outer core, and crust
Get on a skateboard! We love this Duster Flashback Checkered Cruiser Skateboard
What kids will go gaga for: A whole lot of fun playing outdoors with these toys.
Parent perks: Finally toys that you'll enjoy, too.
Happy kids are fulfilled kids –Just as sunshine and water help mighty oaks grow from little acorns, inspiring children through learning and play helps them become the best they can be.
Tip #1: Have your child think of a problem she encountered recently. Ask her to describe how she would address or solve the problem. Next, ask her to think about a solution that seems far out this will enable your child to focus her thoughts on the task instead of simply relying on how things are usually done. Let her know all ideas are welcomed so she should not disregard an idea just because it doesn't fit the norm. This experience will instill motivation and encourage children to think about and look at things differently. Reinforcing problem/solution skills
Tip #2: Collaborate on problem-solving. Want to figure out how to organize those pesky electrical cords without purchasing an expensive cord-organizer? Engage with your child to find a solution! Chances are that your child's ingenuity will spring into action. Turn off the computer, and ask your child and her friends to invent a new game or activity, on the spot within 20-30 minutes.
Tip #3: Reinvent around the house. Any common household or garden appliance, gadget or tool can be transformed into magical materials for a child. Pick up anything not often used around your house and ask your child, “What could we do to make this more useful and fun?” Or select a chore your child dislikes and challenge him or her to come up with a new idea or solution that makes it easier, faster or more fun. (For example- invent a new way to use the sprinkler system, give the family pet a bath or even create a new system for picking-up/putting away their clothes (hide them in a great new place! Create a new mode of transportation by adapting their bike or skateboard to get them where they want to go easier and quicker) Expanding the boundaries of your child's realm can reap great, unexpected rewards.
After all, every new generation needs to encourage the next Gates and Disneys, right?