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Rain pain: 7 Ideas to keep your child engaged indoors

Neha Gupta Mittal
7 to 11 years

Created by Neha Gupta Mittal
Updated on Aug 01, 2017

Rain pain 7 Ideas to keep your child engaged indoors

Summer is over and it marked the end of long vacations as well! The weather gave way to monsoon with its pitter-patter raindrops. The paper boats are out and so are splashing in the puddles, but with rains also come the risk of monsoon related diseases read malaria, dengue, cholera and many more. So how do you ensure that your child enjoys rains and stay healthy as well this monsoon?  

The weather restricts offer many alternatives to engage your child. The schools are opened and about to reopen but with continuous showers your child can’t go out to play so it is better to create some options where your child can enjoy the rains without being perturbed by the rains outside.

1. Indoor fun

Indoor activities offer a range of exciting options -crafts, yoga, drawing, coloring, activity books, puzzles, games, non-fire cooking, reading, dancing, television, learning computers and many more. This works better when you pre plan the day or else it looks like a quick fix! You need to schedule your and your child’s day to assign a dedicated time slot for any activity.

2. Light foods and light breezy clothes

With monsoon comes the desire to have something oily or fried, however, it is better to avoid heavy and oily food during monsoon, as they are not easy to digest. Instead you can go for green veggies. The clothes should be light and breezy so that there is no sweat being trapped in the body that can lead to rashes and itching.

Also read: Monsoon what to eat and what to avoid

3. Sporty fun indoors

You can either create a golf course like the one in the image, or play bowling alley indoors with your child. Bowling kit is available in the market or you can make your own by stacking some similar size plastic bottles and a medium size ball.

4. Some rain time is fine:

Keeping your child indoors all the time can also be not possible at times. So when he or she wants to venture out let him or her go. However, once your child is back then make sure that he/she takes a shower, completely dries herself and then do anything else. 

5. Late night family drives 

Late night drives will give your child a taste of the city with less traffic and lights all around. With rain everything is washed and carries a fresh look. And with a light cool breeze blowing the weather is also pleasant for you to enjoy the late night drives during rains. And if it starts to rain again – it becomes all the more fun..  

6. Quality time with friends

Since the rains prevent playing outside, you can invite your child’s friends to come over a cup of  hot chocolate and some steamy snacks like pakoras, bhajiyas among others and let them have fun with indoor games.

7. Play some good old rain numbers and dance on them 

A great way to bond as a family to play some rain songs and dance with your family in a gay abandon. Your child will enjoy these spontaneous moments of fun with you and their father. 

We enjoyed these useful monsoon hacks shared by Neha – did you? How do you beat monsoon blues  your children? Do share your experiences and learnings with us in the comments section below. We love hearing from you!

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| Sep 06, 2017

thanks for info

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| Aug 13, 2017

good article

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| Jul 09, 2017

superb idea, thanks for sharing !!

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| Jul 03, 2017

Nice ideas for indoor fun for the child!! thnx

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| Jul 01, 2017

Nice way to keep kids busy ... Thanks for sharing.

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