Nowadays technology has taken over the lives of children and the fun is only with tablets, modern cell phones and the latest generation video games, earning the name of touch generation . Educational games and that counted on the interaction of parents and friends, today has unfortunately become a thing of the past .
Few children will have the pleasure of knowing what a hopscotch is, playing wheel, jumping rope and thousands of other educational games that only adults could have the pleasure of participating in, but it also depends on us parents to change the situation and make our part to change the story, at least of our children inside our homes. We can not only encourage educational games, but we must also participate in them, making it fun for children to learn, play and even better together with family and friends. We have made a list of activities that you can put into practice, with low or no cost and with easily accessible materials . Just use your creativity and join in the fun, the kids will love it, check it out!
Some Educational Play Options to Make with Your Children
Playing Hopscotch – Draw on the floor of your yard or sidewalk, numbered squares, and playing a pebble in the first number, the child must go jumping with one foot on the square alone and with both feet when it is two squares until reaching the end child must continue until he steps on the line or steps on the wrong number. With this game, besides being fun, it helps the child’s motor coordination, learns the numbers and helps with concentration.
Jumping hopscotch in addition to fun teaches the numbers and aids motor coordination
Mestre Mandou – This game can be a lot more fun if in the presence of the parents. One person will remain as a master and give orders that must be carried out, as the “master ordered somersault”, all participants must obey the order. This game can be done through drawings too, being the master’s order to draw what he asks for. That way the imagination will go far, just use your creativity and have a good laugh.
Drawing with noodles and wool – Give a sheet of sulphite to each person, spread noodles of various shapes and wools of various colors on the table, of course they will need glue to make. Make drawings on the sheet and cover with the material. This game, besides helping in concentration, will stimulate the child’s creativity and can put the imagination into practice.
Tic-Tac-Toe – On a paper draw a #, each participant must choose whether they want to be O or X, the intention of the game is to mark a sequence of their symbols and whoever gets it first wins. This game stimulates the child’s logical reasoning, making him pay attention before making the drawing in his turn.
Paper, pencil, glue and pasta can become a really fun game
Picnic – Lay out a tablecloth on the floor, in the yard or even in a park, make sandwiches, juices and serve fruit. Children love to play a picnic, if it’s a rainy day, why not have a picnic in the middle of your room? The binge is guaranteed!
Puppets, playing hangman, mother of the street, jumping rope and a hundred more games that can be done with the little ones, just dig up from our chest of memories that will come what we liked to do as children. Educational games are the most popular in the world, a pity that they are little used today.
We will make good games return and give good memories to our children as well, as we have kept them. The development of technology is essential and very important for our youngsters and they must accompany this technological development, but we must not forget that there are pleasant things and good to live away from screens and technology, and we have to teach them that too.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.