We are living in a time of computer screens and televisions on every corner and sometimes it can be very difficult to pull your kids away from them. We all remember the times where we would go hangout with our friends, with no screens in sight, and use our imaginations and creativity to have fun. Today, many kids spend a majority of their “play time” staring at a screen or watching Youtube videos. This can be a problem for some kids because they do not create the same social connections that other children are getting, and because of this, they can fall behind their classmates. This article is dedicated to providing plenty of games that children can play, that are both fun and beneficial for their developing brains.
This has been one of the simplest and most effective brain games since the beginning of time. the concept is simple, simply give your child blocks of different shapes and sizes and let their imaginations run wild as they play around with different combinations and styles. Lego’s would also be a wonderful substitute because then they are given two options: follow the “pre-made” design, or let your imagination run free and come up with something unique and original.
Art is one of the best ways for kids to let their imaginations run wild and create something truly beautiful and unique while also gaining confidence in themselves, as well as proving to themselves that they are capable of great things. If you want it to be a little bit more structured, give them a task to draw something specific (a house with three windows and a front door) and let them fill in the other missing gaps. This will improve comprehension skills as well as boost their overall creativity.
This game is super simple, but provides a huge benefit for children’s ability to focus carefully and pay attention to details. This game is a timeless classic and has been used in school systems since the very beginning and is a great way to have fun with kids while also providing valuable growth.
Nature Scavenger Hunt:
It is easy to for adults to forget the simple things that made childhood fun and entertaining. One of those things was being able to explore new things and feel a sense of adventure! A scavenger hunt in nature is the perfect way to do that. This is not only a very fun activity, but it also forces kids to have to pay close attention to their surroundings and look in unorthodox places. This practice will help kids think outside the box and come up with unique solutions to finding their ‘treasure’, especially if you reward them with a small prize in the end.