Please give good suggestions so that i can make my home happy place for my baby even when we both means me & my hubby in the office. We live in a joint family but our home is at such place where we can not send our baby out to play. so please advice to help me out.
Even I am also looking for same. My kid is 4 years old. She is going to school haif-day. She is watching TV in the evening time continuously, till reach home at 7 o clock. I want to divert her attention from TV.
Looking for suggestions..
Please read as "Till I reach home".
I have suggested one option on my own yesterday.
I bought some building blocks game for my darling daughter & u know my mother in law was telling me that she keeps busy her self in that only. so no TV now. :)
We're moving to India in a couple of months with two boys in ~ that age range. Here's what we plan to do:
- Give away the TV for a few years (our 1 1/2 year old already says "TV, TV" anytime I pick up the remote ... bad!). We think we can manage with our laptops for news and other needs that mom and I may have.
- Set up their room such that their things are accessible to them (low shelves etc.) so that they're self-sufficient in their space. This is standard for Montessori set-ups.
- Set up their space so that the 'preferred' activities are more easily accessible: books, non-repetitive toys, puzzles etc.
Then again, we're coming from the US, so we probably just have more stuff - read that as 'WAAY TOO MUCH STUFF' :o( - for them anyway.
HELLO hi every body iam new this community i am very happy to share info to u all i hav 1 sujjestion lets try in ur house any childrens are there let gather them and join in ur home and give them ome toys so their minds diverteed from tv
Well a great way to keep young children entertained is to just give them things we use in everyday life.. They love to play with water, so you can probably just spread a cloth and set up a dish of water with a couple of cups for them to play with. This is also messy ..but hey its only water..plus they gain important wrist movement when pouring which is useful later on when they start writing.
You can also try other activities like squishing chapathi dough ( another great activity for strengthening hands), using spoon to transfer material like beads, flour etc between two cups ( please use beads only if the child doesnt put things in her mouth)..also painting , drawing, reading books etc..
Sorry about the long reply :)... do look up in the net too... there are some great blogs out there..
Just send to some activity classes. So once they learn many things, they will get interested in atleast one thing where they can continue learning fully
Great you thought of the blocks. they are a real learner for kids teaching them building skills, concentration, patience. (my 2 year son loves to build a pile of blocks & then give it a big kick to spread it everywhere ;) ...)
similar to blocks are rings that have to be stacked size wise in the stand, or the number counting balls.
you can also give her some plastic boxes asking her to open stack something in it & screw back. Also you can give her books with big pictures, preferably the hard bound books so kids dont tear them off.
Enjoy with kids :)
My son asks for both(building blocks or toys) .He wont allow me to switch off the tv even though he doesnt pay attention while playing with the above things