Bored No More
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]s it just me or do some kids look like zombies with a greenish tint hazing over the face, eyes glossed over, who may or may not be drooling staring into the hypnotizing screen of an iPhone or iPad? Smart kids are being sucked out of our babies… by the evil screens!
Brain development starts in the womb and continues for just about ever. Shouldn’t we help cultivate that always?
I will stand firm (as long as I can) on the fact that we can raise our kids without the iSitter (coming soon – just kidding). I am not alone in this. One of my heroes was a believer in much of the same quoted by the New York Times as saying
We limit how much technology our kids use at home.
To think… the creator of Apple puts a limit on technology at home? Where his kids were not the first consumers and users of the beloved iPad? There must be something to it.
But lets face it – kids get bored. One of the biggest jobs of parents is to keep our kids from getting bored and thus, in trouble. We chauffeur them from soccer to dance, from dance to karate lessons in an attempt to build great life skills and friendships and that’s great. But what do you do to fill those demanding moments in the day when you’re elbow deep in dinner? When you head out to the park in hopes of relaxing more than chasing your kids down. When you’re in a doctors waiting room for the next 15 minutes (at least!) Here’s brilliantly simple idea!
Oh, the Places You’ll Use Them
These games are colorful, fun, and super entertaining for little ones. I can think of a million ways to use these but here are just a few off of the top of my head:
- waiting rooms
- car trip
- plane trip
- park trip (one of my favorites)
- beach trip
- kids birthday party
- holiday party
Games That Tickle the Brain
The games you’ll find below (and games like these) are wonderfully simple yet incredibly powerful. Why are they so powerful? Games like these have been known to build and boost core intelligence and social skills like:
- pattern recognition
- critical thinking
- fine motor skills
- social skills
Printable Spring Games for Smart Kids
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