How To Choose A Great Kid Activity
The best kid activity is almost always also very educational.
"Mommy, I'm bored!" cries your child, oblivious to the wealth of toys and books that surround her. This is a sure sign for you to find a fun, yet stimulating activity!
Kids of all ages tend to enjoy the outdoors. One way to use this to your advantage is to focus on nature guides such as field guides to insects, sea shells, plants, birds, etc. Another very big advantage of nature guides is that your child will most likely use it for a science project sometime in school.
Depending on your child's interests, age and your environment go on a mini-safari in a local park. It's a great stimulating (and cheap) outdoor activity. Even the youngest kids enjoy this activity - toddlers especially love colorful pictures of birds, animals and flowers. And every rock or leaf always fascinates little ones.
You can also enjoy good quality time and lasting memories by choosing the right activity for a rainy day. With a younger child you can read together, draw together, or build with wooden blocks or Legos. On the other hand, older children may prefer a fun kid activity such as working together on a craft project.
Girls will enjoy beading projects, doll-sewing kits, or just playing a game or working a puzzle.
Boys often enjoy building toy cars from kits or doing guided scientific experiments.
There is one golden rule for all activities you consider... do NOT encourage your children to watch hours of television. This is known to slow down a kid's brain waves rather than stimulate brain activity and learning.
No matter which kid activity you choose, make sure that it will both stimulate your child's mind and fit his or her interests and abilities.