Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Children And Boredom

The chilly weather makes all of us longing, to get cozy and huddle up in the house and when we have children around, we often wonder how we are going to keep them occupied for a specific period of time. And during winter break ,the kids get holed up in the house. It is then, that they complain of nothing to do and getting bored. Getting them to help us in the household chores is a good idea but for how long will they like this kind of activity we cannot predict.

As a stay at home mom, I have often spent a few times, stooping to their level ,taking instructions and abiding by their rules and regulations, in order to help their play time happy and fun .All in all, the end results are that we all are contended by the fact that we have had enough of quantity and quality time together as a family...

There are many ways and means to regenerate our kids from boredom. Its time we become a little creative in order to stop our brood from complaining. One does not need to be an expert in bringing out ideas to help children find some ways to spend their time during holidays.

Make opportunities for children to get active in different ways... By sharing our ideas with the kids on what to do and how to do, helps the children to play an active role in being creative... Generate a lot of opportunities for the children to experience with..Let them experiment with different ideas. Children would like anything to do with games. There are many ways to be creative and make holiday time a fun time. Some children are good with words. Indoor games like word –building could be really interesting, when you make it a fun game. For instance, take the word ‘Ordinary ‘. Let them make new words from this one long word. The new words from ‘ordinary’ would be (ray, roar, yard, nod, ran etc). By introducing this word game, we are actually helping them improve their vocabulary.

Another fun game, I observed my kids loved were the repeatedly practicing of tongue twisters!.'Twisters' is a sure way to revitalize kids from boredom. Here is a tongue twister which my children and I enjoy to date...This could also be played as a game, to test their spelling skills (in this case ,whether/weather)

Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We’ll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.”

Happy Holidays! Have Fun...


  1. Anonymous04 December

    You have so great ideas there. I used to do little crafts with my daughter. To this day, she loves crafting.

  2. Hello Aynzan
    Lovely to see you over here in blogland as well as scrapblogland.
    Enjoyed reading this post and loved the tongue twister...I just posted it on my Facebook account!
    I don't have any children but I am fortunate to look after a 3 year old one day a week...have been doing this all his life to give his mother a break. Joseph is teaching me to stay young at heart. We have so much fun together.
    Peggy xxxx

  3. We don't have young ones any longer but sometimes I have my teen GrandChildren over and I think they are worse than little ones.

  4. Do the 2 words ever go together - NEVER..
    .liked the post.
    I'd like to share the Circle of Friends and have a Lemonade awards with you on my site.
    God Bless you

  5. One of the greatist gifts we can give our children is the gift of curiousity.
    Teach them to be curious. Curious people are never bored.