Children are absolute bundles of joy, but they need constant entertainment and affection. In this fast-paced world we live in, children grow bored with their entertainment options as quickly as we adults do. The problem is that their needs need to be satisfied constantly and since they cannot do it by themselves, we need to bear the burden for them.
Of course, we can open up the vast world of YouTube for our little ones to enjoy to their heart’s content, but we are all aware of the perils of an unsupervised internet connection in the hands of children, aren’t we?
So, let us look at some highly interesting and educational activities that children can perform indoors without being completely dependent on the internet!
1. Indoor Gardening
Gardening is an amazing activity for people of all ages. However, since children aren’t fully aware of the entire process of gardening and the science behind it, they get particularly fascinated when they see herbs and flowers growing inside their house.
You can easily plant a couple of seeds in the flower box on your windowsill or make a herb garden as well. Talk to your child about the miracles of Mother Nature and walk them through the whole process. Give authority to some of the plants to the young one entirely and watch them squeal in awe as they see life sprout in front of their eyes from beneath the soil.
Crafty little children are some of the best kinds of children in the world. Let us assure you though, that children find their passion for crafting as they grow and are not born with it!
You can ignite that flame of passion for creative activities in your child as well by helping them be crafty. Every few days set out a couple of interesting items such as construction paper, crayons, paints, glue, ice cream sticks, etc. out around the house and let your children go crazy. You can also start your little projects along with them, so they have a guide to follow along with as well.
Now, all children love games and games can provide hours of fun for everybody, but have you ever thought about the educational value of games?
Games such as hide-and-seek can teach children how to think on their toes, take risks, and develop their minds along those lines as well. Other games such as musical chairs and passing the parcel can provide hours of fun and can help the child divert their mind from any pressing matters at hand.
4. Board Games
Board games have been relevant for children for hundreds of years now and children still play them with as much devotion as they did back then.
The best part about board games is that you mostly need two or more players to play which helps in building a sense of teamwork and trustworthiness in your child. Other than that, board games are also excellent for teaching your child a lot of basic thinking skills and also impart to your child the ability to understand instructions.
Playing board games with family and friends can become an activity that your child looks forward to every single day which will also reduce their dependency on technological gadgets. However, many of the board games we talk about are also available on app stores of most phones!
5. Watch a Documentary
Lastly, simply pull up a couch for yourself and a few comfortable kids chairsand watch a documentary. Even though by name documentaries seem to be extremely boring, they can prove to be quite a treat for children.
Children enjoy watching new things such as strange animals and observe their habitats and actions. This might even make the child habitual of watching documentaries whenever they feel it is fit.
Baking can also be a calming, therapeutic, yet educational experience for the child. You can let the little one take control of a couple of menial tasks while you are baking as well. Also, talk them through the process and make sure they have the final result in mind to not make too much of a mess.
Baking also takes time and extreme precision so it can teach your child how to be patient and let others take charge of the work at times as well. Of course, the conclusion of baking is a delicious sweet treat that can make the entire process worth the hassle.
7. Education on the Internet
No matter how hard we try to keep our kids away from technology, the truth is that the world is so advanced now that no one can prevent themselves from using any technology.
However, the internet is as educational for the kids as it is interesting which means that children can watch educational videos on YouTube that are also very interesting. These videos can also be great for helping your child to grow their minds and find things that they are passionate about at an early as well. Other than movies and videos, the child can also play educational games that can help in sharpening their reflexes and relaxing their little minds.