When it comes to kids’ development, free time activities are just as essential as conventional education. Kids learn through play activities and develop their crucial cognitive and motor skills. It also empowers them in developing essential learning skills such as social interaction, leadership, confidence, independence and creativity. Kids are always curious and will initiate play anytime, but quality playtime includes a good mix of independent play, structured activities and creative play. Kids naturally explore many play activities, but here are some creative leisure activities you can enhance a good playtime for your child.
Art and crafts are a good play activity to keep your kids busy indoors. You can help your child to work on a specific art work, or just give art materials to your child, and let your kid get as creative as he wish. Art and craft ideas help smaller kids learn about colours, shapes and drawing, while older kids can improve their artistic qualities. There are a wide array of different types of art and craft ideas for kids which suit every taste and preference. Once your small one can handle a brush, give them water colours and let them free to paint what they want. Creating figures from clay, paper craft and building blocks are also a fun art activity. You can choose from many different activities such as hand drawings, finger paint prints, paper flowers, fruit and vegetable printing, feather painting, tissue art, glitter shapes, wax paper art, sponge printing, scribble drawing, eggshell, finger puppets and much more to enhance your kid’s imagination and creativity.
Coloring pages are one of the best free time activities among kids. As colours are so captivating, kids are easily attracted to them. Whether it is only scribbling with different colours or using colours to fill up various drawing, coloring pages will always keep kids busy for a long time. There are a variety of cool coloring images are available in different categories such as cartoon characters, animals, alphabets, natural world, simple characters and shapes, religious themes and more. You can easily obtain coloring pages from bookstores, kids libraries or over the Internet.
When it comes a free time activity for your kid, the presence of toy is inevitable. One key factor you should consider when selecting toys for kids is the age of the child. Most toys available in the market come with an age recommendation, expected motor skills and the level of maturity. You should also buy toys that suit your kid’s gender. Most little girls love to play with dolls and boys love to play with action figures. There is great selection of toys available to choose from different categories such as electronic toys, classic toys, personalized toys, play sets, alphabet and counting, animal kingdom, kitchen play and games and puzzles. Video games are also an excellent choice of free time activity for your kids which helps kids work their decision making skills, concentration and motor skills. Educational games, strategy games and sports games are some of the popular choices for kids. Nowadays video games are becoming an increasingly important play activity for kids, you need to help your kids to choose the right video game for them.