In our modern times, we sometimes forget the basics. Remember all the things we could do before screens? I do!
Mom said: Go Play!
And guess what we did?
We found something to get into.
I’m not saying ban the devices! There’s most definitely a space for them. Technology has a special place in our lives. But after a pandemic year of being tethered to screens, I think we can all agree that it’s time to give them a break.
There are still plenty of fun learning games kids that are engaging and fun. We just have to dust them off.
And last, but never least….
10. Go create something (Craft, paint, draw, sew, knit, build)
Sometimes children need a little prompting and encouragement to get going. Have them brainstorm boredom busters before the whining begins.
Encourage the children to put the screens away. They will be alright. Promise.