Summer holidays are here, and the most frequently heard words from kids are “Mumma, I am bored!”. To engage kids is the toughest job for parents and we often end in letting them watch TV or phone, so we get some peace of mind or just relax over a cup of coffee and a book. Here are a few ways to indulge your kids during summer while they have fun and also learn at the same time.
Teach them games like Chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, Lido, Snakes & ladders, etc. These games can keep them entertained for hours. You can also encourage them to create some of these games at home. DIY is fun, isn’t it? You can also teach them some lost traditional games like Chowka Bara(Kannada) or Aligulimane(Kannada). Such games help kids build
- Logic and Reasoning Skills
- Planning and Strategy
Reading sessions are fun. Get your kids enrolled t a library or a book club and let them get engrossed in the world of books. Play vocabulary building activities at the end of each story. Ask your kids to identify new words that they read in the books and help them use that word. You can also let the kids play a role play using the story or just have them narrate the story. The benefits of reading are innumerable
- General Knowledge
- Writing skills
- Focus and concentration
- Analytical skills
Take them on a trip to visit a public monument, a library, a museum, a park. Let them explore new places and get back home ask them to record what they saw or remember. This activity boosts
- Language development
- Writing skills
Get those little hands involved in the kitchen. Teach them the skills of chopping and let them help you with chopping cleaning, etc. Look for fun recipes for cooking with kids. Cooking with kids help them enhance
- Practical and life skills
- Math skills
Activity subscription boxes are carefully curated with activities that are apt for different age groups. These fun based activity boxes help kids stimulate their intellect and creativity. There are a lot of activity boxes available like
- Digitox kids
- Enchantico box
These are a few ways to keep your kids engaged at home during vacations. Apart from these let them go swim, go out and play in the open fresh air. Basically, it’s okay to let them get bored. Boredom makes your kids more creative, motivated, and make them more awesome.
This post is a part of the blog train where 24 awe-inspiring bloggers are going to share their story of summer. Hop on to the train to read some fantastic blogs. The “Summer Blog Train” is organized by Neha Sharma from Growing with Nemit.
I would like to thank Gurjeet from PrismaroundGurjeet for introducing me to her blog post.
Now, it’s time to move to the next station where Manvi will share her take on the theme Summer on her blog thesimplemumma. Do check her post and show some love.
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