Electronic toys are overrunning our environment.
Instead of encouraging strong thumbs from video game play or super sitting bones from hours of television or movie watching, try one of these alternate activities. You’ll be sure to stimulate your mind and have a great time! And if you try these things as a family, your kids will smile even bigger!
Play a board game.
Take time for charity.
Read for fun.
This might sounds obvious, but reading is quickly turning into a lost art for a lot of children. And don’t think you’re limited to stories of adventures in faraway lands. Try reading as a family. It’s fun to learn things together and kids really like being able to ask questions and see what they’re reading about. Grab a book on foraging in the woods. Then take a hike and use your new knowledge to find some food! Are you homesteaders like us? Consider books that will help your children (and entire family) be more productive on the farm.
Get picture happy!
Write a letter.
Cook a meal.
Go to a children’s museum.
Don’t limit your play to around your house. Find a local children’s museum and play the day away! Our local children’s museum is free and open to the public during a variety of hours, seven days a week. The added bonus of playing here is the lack of clean-up; there’s no mess in my house when we’re done with the toys!