Kids are the little charged up energy balls that are always active. Their excitement never seems to die down. We run out of energy but they don’t seem to stop. You cannot run around them all day long, so it is important that you engage them in their own world. But the important questions always loom over us!
1. How to engage with kids at home?
2. How to engage toddlers indoors?
Well, we have figured out that for you and below we have listed some activities for kids indoors.
The 7 best activities for engaging kids at home are:
- Play fun games
Feed the curiosity of your child. Children are generally open for exposure and take an active interest in any new thing that they see or hear. This can be an opportunity for you to engage your kids in something new.
Engage your toddler or kid in learning different colours or shapes. Here, you will have to collect some items and place them in front of your kid. Then, you should pick one up and describe it. Like, “This is a plate. It is blue in colour.” Then you can give your child other objects with the same colour and ask them to identify it.
If your kid is old enough to identify numbers, you can layout some spoons in front of your child and ask him to count the number of spoons. Keep mixing and matching the items.
You can let your kid watch, ‘Counting with Paula’ where they teach your child to count numbers and identify shapes in an entertaining manner. The show is available on the Lattu Kids App.
2. Simple Science experiments
This might seem like an uphill task for kids but believe us; it is going to engage them. Kids get intrigued when they come across some experiments that seem like magic to them. Kids have a curious instinct to find out how a particular thing takes place. This is where we need to feed their curiosity. This is a great activity for engaging toddlers at home.
Click here to know about the top 10 safe and exciting science experiments for children
3. Reading Books
Reading is the best quality your child can inculcate in them. It also can prove to be one of the most engaging activities for kids. But they will not do it readily unless you make it interesting for them. Here’s the trick, firstly you need to purchase books that have pictures in them. Then act or describe the incident from the story. Make it as exciting as possible. There are high chances that you will have to sit with your kid at the start. Eventually, they will start reading on their own. Engaging kids at home will be a lot easier if they develop interests in reading books. In the long run, this habit inculcated in childhood will prove beneficiary for your child’s future.
Find out the Top 100 reading books for children.
4. Educational games/ Educational cartoons
Bright sunny day and your kids are raring to go out and play. But, unannounced rains spoil the plan. We know how frustrating it can get and how rattled your kids might become. Here is the perfect solution to your problem!
Educational games or educational cartoons can be your saviour in these times! Learning when fused with entertainment proves beneficial for kids. This is one of the easiest ways to engage kids at home. Educational games or apps can impart knowledge and make it entertaining at the same time. Kids love it and it can engage your toddlers indoors.
Check out the Top 8 Educational Cartoons for Kids
Kids are always upbeat about doing different things. You can give your kids some minuscule house chores. Like a small cloth or a mop, simple things that your child can do. Kids take pride when you ask them to help you out. This is a good way to engage toddlers at home. When they perform these tasks you can make sure your kids are doing it right. This makes them aware of the household chores you perform and they are motivated to help you. Taking your kids into confidence and giving them the responsibility makes them responsible.
Make your kids explore their imaginations. It might be tough at the start for the younger kids or toddlers, but once you make it a habit for them, they will start liking it.
Ask your kids to write down whatever they want. Writing a small story or creating some art. Even colouring their favourite cartoons can be engaging.
This is one of the best activities for kids indoors. It not only engages the child but encourages creativity and gives your kid a chance to explore themselves.
7. Top Kids movies
What to do when all the above options are exhausted?
Well, this one is a sure shot success. Watching movies with your kids is an amazing experience for you and your kids. It is fun to watch their favourite movies with them. Kids’ centric movies are perfect for a cosy evening with your kid. This can be the best bonding and engaging activities for toddlers at home. A binge-watch with your child’s favourite movies is ‘ending on a perfect note!’
Which movies to watch? We got that sorted as well.
Click here to know the best movies to watch with your kids.
These are some of the engaging activities for kids that will help you balance your time with your kids. Indoor activities are fun and this way you can keep an eye on the kids and do your work at the same time! Your toddlers can be engaged at home through these activities and you can have some time for yourself!
Happy Parenting the Lattu Way!