If the weather is bad and kids are cooped up inside, they often turn on TV because there’s nothing else to do. Keeping a “fun bag” on hand can help kids turn on their imaginations instead of the TV set. Get a large bag or a box. Fill it with things your child likes to play with. Most of the things should be things your child can do alone, but there could also be a few things for you to do together. Your box could include:
Then when your child complains that there’s nothing to do, or when she’s been sitting in front of the TV for too long, you can pull out the fun bag. A smaller version of the bag could be handy if you are going for a long car trip. Or you can take it along where you might have to wait, like to doctor’s office.
Parents make the difference!
Source: “Make a Fun Bag,” FamilyEducation.com
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