Keeping boys busy and entertained when it’s sunny outside is hardly a challenge. Troubles ensue when it’s raining outside. Full of energy and tireless, kids tend to get restless when they’re confined within four walls. While you can end your headache simply by placing them in front of a television set, watching a myriad of mindless cartoons, what children need is interaction, if not with peers, then with their own selves. Here are a couple of interesting ideas that will keep your child busy, yet safe.
Building – All this takes is a bit of creativity. Sure, you can go to the toy store and get your kid an expensive building set, but a deck of cards, or a couple of pillows and blankets may just do the trick. Spend some time with your son, showing him how to build card towers, keeping them entertained, while simultaneously having him learn about the importance of patience and keeping a cool, steady mind. Bring a couple of old, used boxes out of the attic and have your boy build a fort, thus engaging in his creativity. The more impromptu the material is, the greater the options are.
Puzzles – There is nothing that will keep your energetic son more busy than problem-solving. Get your kid a couple of puzzle games to nourish his creativity and flex those cognitive muscles. Making a puzzle with him can make for a great bonding experience, but if you don’t have the time, you can always opt for the store-bought variety of the games. Either way, this is a great way to boost your kid’s confidence and work on his development.
Board games – Now when you manage to spare some time, bring out a board game to the table. These can show your boy how to interact and communicate with his peers seamlessly and teach him about staying motivated in defeat and being a magnanimous victor.
Theme parties – Your son’s interaction with his peers is of great importance – it keeps him integrated within the society he will be a part of in the future, and entertained at the same time. A good way to get this going is by organising home parties with a certain theme. Pretending is a huge part of a child’s life, as this way they learn to see the bigger picture, by changing their usual, self-oriented perspective. A superhero party (you can hire animators from Superheroes) is one of the popular choices in this pop-culture-oriented society. Work on your boy’s favorite superhero costume, to achieve a profound bonding experience.
Football indoors – It’s raining outside and your son is craving a football match. No worries – make a DIY goal, make sure that everything breakable is out of sight and give him a football. Not only does this prove for a solid piece of exercise, but it will improve your kid’s dexterity and agility, things quite in lacking these computer-games-oriented days.
There are many more ways to keep your child busy indoors. Think of a few on your own, or use some of the previously mentioned and keep your boy busy, whilst learning and working on himself.