Entertaining kids is easy enough right? Have a few toys at the ready, perhaps some pens and paper and you’ve got everything you need! If only it were this simple. The biggest problem with entertaining children is that they don’t have as much focus as adults. This means that their attention can shift very quickly between activities.
This means that as a parent, you need a few things in your back pocket ready to keep your children entertained. Don’t stress, you need to keep coming up with new and complicated ideas. In this list, you’ll find simple ways to entertain your children no matter the time of year!
Cartoons have a bit of a bad reputation with some parents. This is unfortunate, especially when you consider how beneficial cartoons can be for your children. Like food, it’s all about choosing the right options and consuming everything else in moderation.
For example, there are some great free cartoons for boys and girls on YouTube that your children will love. The best part is that not only are these cartoons fun, but they will also teach your children important life lessons too! Plus, they’ll keep your kid’s attention if you want to get other things done.
There is so much that you can do outside with your children. For starters, you can head to a nearby park and let your children run wild on the play equipment. Bikes are another great option to explore the surrounding nature and give your children some much-needed exercise.
Heading outside also offers the chance to play sports and entertain your children with other activities.
Board games are an excellent way to keep your kids entertained! Having a few at home means that you rotate these games so your children don’t get sick of them too quickly. If storage is an issue, many popular games come in travel or card versions meaning that you can take your kid’s favourite games anywhere.
Arts and Crafts
This is a classic entertainment method, but sometimes there’s no school like the old school. Sometimes simply having some paper and coloured pens or pencils is all you need to keep your children entertained for hours.
The trick is to give your kids the right inspiration. Simple saying ‘draw’ and expecting something is a shallow well to go to. Instead, try suggestions like “draw our house like a treasure map” or “draw your dream castle”.
Toys and Building Blocks
Toys and blocks are another great way to entertain kids. They allow them to bring stories and their imagination to life which is important for every child.
As you can see, there are plenty of simple ways to entertain your children!