Let me start off by saying that I asked for my 5 year olds input on this. When I asked him what he liked to do when he was bored he said “ Umm….Sit around and watch T.V. all day”. Obviously this is not always the best option. A lot of times when kids are bored, they just need some extra attention. I know you are probably thinking “How is that possible, I give them attention all day!” But stop and really think about it. Are you really 100% engaged with your children for more than a few minutes at a time? Are you looking them in the eyes when they talk, are you truly responding to them when they ask questions? A lot of times we are engaged in other activities while still trying to entertain them and believe me they know it. When I notice my kids starting to act out or just flat out saying they are bored or asking for time with me, then I know it’s time to get involved.
Here are 11 Things I like to do with my kids to help combat the boredom.
There Ya Go!
What are some things you like to do when your kids are bored?
Leave me comment and let me know!