I am the mother of two charming little girls. Older 5 years, younger 2 months. The eldest daughter loves her sister very much and spends a lot of time with her. For my part, I try to give maximum attention to both. But sometimes there are times when I can’t read a book to my daughter or help to put down puzzles because of household chores.
My daughter is offended, but such is life. I have to work and follow the house and take care of the baby. Therefore, I try to take something daughter for the time when I will do something more important. Let’s tell you 5 ways.
My daughter loves to work with paper and cardboard. Drawing, coloring, applications are always in our favor. Therefore, in my inventory there is always a pack of colored paper, pencils, stickers and stencils.
Especially the daughter loves sand paintings. This is what she can do without stopping for several hours. Of course, it happens that the daughter does not show interest in drawing. Then I try to lure her with interesting ideas. I can show an interesting hand-made article found on the Internet, and the daughter immediately starts to work.
I think you know that all children love cartoons. My daughter is no exception. Unfortunately, the quality of cartoons on children’s television channels often leaves much to be desired. Monsters and other horror films, as well as frankly stupid dialogues, I try not to show my daughter.
I have a flash drive with a selection of favorite cartoons. It is enough to turn them on and the daughter immediately runs to the voice of her favorite cartoon character.
Favorite toys for all children are different. My loves designers and puzzles. She is so interested in the selection of parts that she forgets everything in the world 🙂 But, of course, it is not always possible to entice her with this occupation. After all, puzzles and designers require concentration.
We have a dollhouse. Since it takes up a lot of space, most often it is assembled. When I need to lure my daughter for half an hour, I get him out of the box. She never refused to play with her favorite dolls)
4. Family photo album
My daughter loves to view photos. Once during the repair, she discovered her grandfather’s old photo albums. How interesting she was to find out among a group of children with her grandfather’s favorite red ties!
Since then, viewing family photos is one of our favorite activities. It is very pleasant that the baby recognizes in the photo even those great-grandmothers and great-grandfathers who were not found alive.
5. We measure outfits
I have a bag of clothes in my pantry, which I don’t throw out, but I don’t wear for a long time.You know how it happens: what if it comes in handy 🙂 My daughter loves to measure my things and is often offended if I do not allow her to do it.
Sometimes I take out these treasures, and my daughter arranges a real fashion show, running to me to demonstrate this or that model 🙂 A good mood is guaranteed! The only negative is to clean up all this wealth back into the closet.
What do your children like to do? How often do they have to entertain themselves?