Indoor activities to enhance your child's development
Oct 29, 2021, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
It is important to make the toddlers physically active when they have to stay indoors as well. Indoor games help to boost the physical fitness of toddlers. These also improve family bonding. Playing certain games such as indoor tennis or bowling can improve the hand-eye coordination of your child. It is safer for your child to play indoors under your supervision than going outside. Toddlers who are physically active have longer attention spans and have relatively fewer behavioural issues and therefore, used to do very well in school.
Some indoor activities include
You can either buy a bowling game kit or you can create one at home. Just find some water bottles of approximately the same size. You can fill a little sand or water to anchor them better. Empty bottles tend to topple easily.
Follow the leader
Follow the leader is an excellent indoor activity that your child. There should be some input from your part to keep the game interesting and gradually more challenging. If you pick the moves wisely it will help to strengthen the toddler’s old skills and introduce new ones your toddler hasn't mastered yet.
Indoor Obstacle Course:
This is an excellent game that you can make more fun and challenge depending on the age of the child. This game will enhance the concentration, balance, and coordination power of the child.
Learn about Indoor play ideas & activities to enhance your child's development from Play Therapist & Child Psychologist Mina Dilip in this workshop.
Mina Dilip, Play Therapist & Child Psychologist
M Sc(psych), Dip (SAC) Child Psychology, Dip Play Therpay. With a master's degree in psychology from Madras University and advanced diplomas in child psychology and advanced counseling skills, Mina Dilip is a fully certified Play Therapist from Leeds Beckett University, UK. Mina specialises in non directive play therapy using a variety of mediums and materials such as puppets, dolls, toys, sand, clay, art, music, movement, masks and stories in her work. She works with children, adolescents and adults and helps them get in touch with their deeper emotions through the healing power of play.
Mina is a consultant psychologist at the British High Commission in Chennai, and also has her own private practice where she works with children and adolescents. Mina has experience in working with parents and teachers, training and educating them about the value of play in everyday life.
| Oct 29, 2021
My daughter is 7 years old. I am a working mother. Since I have to manage all works alone at home. I do not have time to play with my daughter except at night. So she has become more addicted to using mobile phones. How can I involve her in indoor activities and reduce her screening time.
| Oct 29, 2021
My brother's daughter is 3 years old but she speaks very few words. Due to pandemic, I couldn't send her to play school. She has zero exposure with other kids. I am really worried about her speech delay. I read her bed time stories. I play and spend time with her. What are the indoor activities I can try to help her open up and speak. Please help.
| Oct 29, 2021
Hello mam! I have a 6 year old boy child who is hyperactive and very adamant. His attention span is too less. He cannot sit at one place for more than a minute, unless he had a mobile to watch videos. How can I keep him indoors and engage him the whole day. I have tried so many ways. Purchased many educational kits, indoor play kits but he gets bored doing it over and over again.
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