Tuesday, June 22, 2010

10 on Tuesday

10 Ways to Entertain Children

  1. Read to them - I can't count the number of times I have read 'Fox in Socks' and 'Mr. Brown Can Moo, Can You?' As the kids got older the books got bigger, and it was a chapter or two a night of Harry Potter or The Hobbit, or Ella Enchanted.
  2. Play board games - Candyland, Chutes and Ladders, Monopoly and Life have all held center stage over the years.
  3. Go to the park - Family time outdoors is great fun.
  4. Crafts - beading, water color paints, popsicle sticks, good for the child mind.
  5. Watch clouds - imagination is a terrible thing to waste.
  6. Bake - measuring is a good way to develop math skills, and they like the goodies they make the best.
  7. Minor injuries- Kids love slapstick, and some of my minor injuries (stubbed toe, bonked head, etc) have provided hours of giggles for my kids afterward, not intentional entertainment, but entertainment, nonetheless.
  8. BUBBLES! - I don't think I have ever met a kid who does not like bubbles.
  9. Sidewalk chalk - I have seen amazing artwork over the years.
  10. Video/computer games together - Mario DoubleDash was a favorite, as the four of us could play in teams together.

The most important thing about entertaining kids is spending time together.

1 comment:

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

I can't believe I forgot the bubbles! Good list!