These days, it’s extremely easy to just plop your kids down with a TV, iPad, computer, or phone, and just let the screen babysit them. I know, I’ve done it. We’ve all done it. Sometimes, you just need a break- and that’s totally fine. But, when your kids are just staring at a screen for hours and hours a day, every single day- that’s not so fine. Kids of all ages (adults too!) need activities that actually help stimulate the brain. For a great list of activities that don’t involve screens, but also keep your kids busy, read this post at Artsy Craftsy Mom:
-Get crafty- paint, color, glue, relax!
-Read to kids
-Let them help cook
-Play indoors with a board game, puzzle, card game, or blocks