How to Keep Younger Children Stimulated
It is quite easy to distract a small child from
being fussy, I am sure you have done it a thousand times.
If a baby is squirming and getting restless someone will
shake a to in front of their eyes and voila! Instant
distraction! As a child gets older it does not always work
Sure, you can wave a Happy Meal in front of them, but if you
do this too often instead of having just a grumpy and bored
child, you will have a grumpy and overweight one as well.
There are so many stimulating activities for young children
today, from age appropriate books, to easy computer games that
teach children colors, alphabet, numbers and more.
One of the very best things you can do for your small child
is read to them. Studies have shown the immense impact it has
on their little brains and how it triggers in them an ability,
and more importantly, a desire to read and to learn.
Keeping their little brains stimulated is an excellent way
to help them develop intellectually, but you must also keep
them stimulated physically. This means not allowing them to
become couch potatoes. The television has become the babysitter
of choice for many parents who are either too tired or too busy
to pay attention to their children. This, paired with the Happy
Meal mentality is a leading cause of childhood obesity.
Stimulate your young ones' mind AND body.
If your little one is bored, do not tell them to see if
their favorite cartoon is on TV - read to them! If they are
acting cranky, it may be that they need some physical activity.
Take them for a walk, a bike ride or some play time at the
Small children love to play games and there are plenty of
learning games on the market right now. These games are
incredibly fun and your child will not understand that they are
learning; all they see is a fun game and that their mommy or
their daddy is spending time with them.
Beat boredom away from your small child by spending time
with them and being a good example in reading and in physical
How to Enrich the Lives of Your young
Small children enjoy a variety of things, from playgrounds
to dancing to books and cartoons. It is always a good idea to
introduce your little ones to the Arts early in life. If you
are able to cultivate in them a love for theater, ballet, and
fine music, it will carry through into their adult lives
I recommend looking to see if your area has childrens
theater and if so, take your child there and watch the
amazement on their faces as they see some of their favorite
stories come to life.
Enrolling your child in a music or dance class will instill
in them a love for movement, rhythm, and good posture. There
are so many good and worthy activities for you to share with
your young children that there is never a reason for them to
say that they are bored.
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