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Entertaining Children


Have a child who is always complaining of getting bored? Here are some good ideas for entertainment for children. Read on to find out ways to keep children entertained indoors and outdoor entertainment for children. Children get bored on long flights, so read about some ways to entertain children on plane too.



Entertainment for children is important because it is important that they enjoy their childhood and have good memories of their childhood when they grow up. Children get bored easily and parents are always in search of new ideas to keep their children occupied. These are some of the following ways you can keep your child entertained



How to Keep Children Entertained at Home

 

If it is a rainy day, and your children need to stay indoors, here are some ideas to keep your child entertained indoors.

 

Making Cards

 

If your child has a friend’s birthday coming soon, you can ask him to prepare a home made card for the friend. All that your child will need is sketch pens, glue, paper, colour pencils, sparklers and stickers.

 

If there is a children’s hospital near your house where there are sick children suffering from cancer and other terminal illnesses, you can ask your child to make a card at home and give it to these children. They can also spend some time with these sick children. This will also help to inculcate the values of giving and kindness in your child.

 

Knitting

 

If you have a girl child, you could teach her knitting. Some girls love knitting and enjoy the activity.

 

Seed Starting

 

You could encourage your child to engage in sowing seeds. Mustard seeds can be sown in a small bowl at home. You could ask your child to water it everyday and observe the growth of the plant. This is an interesting indoor activity for children.

 

Enacting a Play

 

You can ask your child and his friends to prepare a play and then enact it. This is a good form of entertainment and even better if your children have costumes for their role.


Watch Children’s Movies

 

Get some CD’s or DVD’s of children’s movies. There are many children’s movies and other animated movies made especially for children which your kids will enjoy.

 

 

It is a very good idea to get acquainted and exchange numbers with other mothers of children who study in the school. On vacations or rainy days there will surely be other parents whose children are getting bored at home. You could call them up if they live nearby and ask them to send their children over to play with your children.

 

 

Outdoor Entertainment for Children

 

If your child is having vacations, and is getting bored at home, here are some ideas for outdoor entertainment for your child.

 

A Visit to the Museum

 

A visit to the museum is a good way to spend the day for children. They get an opportunity to learn about the history, culture and heritage of their country.

 

A Visit to the Zoo

 

Taking child for a visit to the zoo is a good idea for an outing when your child has vacations. If your child has cousins, you can ask them to come along to give company to your child.

 

A Visit to the Bowling Alley

 

Taking your children out for bowling to a bowling alley is also another option. Bowling is a game which children will enjoy.

 

A Visit to a Different Park

 

If you are planning to take your child out to the park, you can try a different park. Try taking your child out to a new park instead of the usual one.


 

How to keep children entertained in the plane

 

Children get bored in flights, especially in flights which are very long. These are some ways to keep your child entertained during flights.

 

Make your child sit in the window seat .This will help to avoid boredom for your child. As the airplane picks up speed explain to your child what is happening outside and where you are in your flight.

 

Bring along some books for children to read in the flight.

 

Discuss with your child the airline rules like fastening the seat belt and explain to them how they should not make noise and disturb people when they are trying to sleep on the flight.


In this way, when children indulge in different activities their talents are unearthed and parents are able to understand what their child is interested in and in which field they have a talent or a skill.

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Enid Jill.4 years ago
I’d always done a lot of crafts so I taught my daughters to knit. One day my son came in and asked me ‘will you teach me to knit Mummy?’ I said to him ‘what do you want to knit?’ and he said ‘oh, nothing, I just want to know how to do it.’ It was lovely time together, concentrating on just some wool and a pair of needles. I would help my daughter to make clothes for her dolls with scraps of fabric from my sewing.
 
 
 
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Margret Graham.4 years ago
My children loved making a tent or a den in the garden. I’d give them a clothes horse with a blanket and off they’d go. You could use deckchairs too, and pegs might be useful to keep the ‘tent’ in place. They also used to love anything with water. They’d have a bowl of soapy water and spend hours washing out my dusters. Then they’d peg them up on a little washing line I’d made out of a bit of string between two canes pushed into the garden. My grandson loves it now and one day he’d washed all the clothes he was wearing as well as the dusters
 
 
 
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Mary Ann.4 years ago
We have elaborate but cheap picnics. I pack up a fancy tablecloth, some nice glasses and a folding picnic table. We buy fish and chips and set out our table in a field. We have fizzy pop in our posh glasses and the children just love it. It’s something different and it feels so special to them.
 
 
 
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