So what children's activities do children enjoy? First, children enjoy any game that gets them up and moving. It does not have to be complicated, but all games that get a child up and running around are great. Games like tag, chase, kick ball, and even catch are great activities for kids. You can play these inside as well. You can sit on the floor while your child runs by, and you grab the kids and tickle them! This is one of those great toddler activities. You will get loads of belly laughs from your little one.
Sometimes the noise of these types of games gets to be a little much for parents. We are human, after all. So, are there any children’s activities that are quiet? Before you plop the kids in front of the TV, here are some great children's activities that do not require a lot of noise.
Give your kids a puzzle to do. Puzzles can keep kids entertained for a long time. Maybe not hours, but any few minutes of quiet you get as a mom or dad can be worth it. And puzzles are not expensive! This is a good toddler activity too. There are many puzzles out there that are age-appropriate for toddlers, and they are a lot of fun. Not only that, but they stimulate the mind as well.
If you are looking for activities for your kids, you should go to your local library. Libraries offer children’s programs for kids of all ages. You can take young children to story time, and older children to author’s talks and craft times. These activities get the kids, and the parents, out of the house and interacting with other people.
Do you have older children that need to be entertained? Consider cooking with them! Children love to be a part of the action, and cooking or baking with your child is one of the time-honored children's activities that not only teaches, but also promotes bonding between child and parent.
If you are the parent of a toddler, you will probably notice that the child likes to copy you or his or her older siblings. Make this into a toddler activity. Have your child copy what you do. Make a funny face, then have them try to copy. They will love this game, and they will learn more about how to control their bodies.
I Spy is another of the time honored children’s activities. You hide a small toy in the room somewhere, and then the child has to find it. You can give hints by telling the child if he or she is “warm” when close to the object, or “cold” when far from the object. When the child finds the object, it is then the child’s time to hide it. This is a game that will keep children entertained for a long time.
Whatever activities you do with your children, the important thing is to do something! Any time you spend with your child is valuable. Start planning children’s acitivities today!