In the previous topic, I shared with you the experience of our trips to the sea. I was pleased with the behavior of my son on the beach, he was quite calm, he listened to me, but still demanded attention and entertainment.
At first there was little thought about what to think of. But all of us are still children in our souls and sometimes it is worth plunging into childhood, as soon as you get into one wave with your child.
I want to talk about some games that can interest a child on the beach.
Drawing in the sand
I remember this game since childhood. Together with my sister, we built castles in the sand. But this lesson is probably more suitable for 4-5 years. And my son and I drew a stick in the sand. Pictures can come up with a lot. We draw a circle, and then from it we make a face or the sun. It is still a lot of fun to leave footprints in the sand.
You can draw dry sand, for this you need to roll out of paper paper (as before grandmother seeds sold), only the edge does not bend. Using a thin trickle of sand to draw different lines or geometric shapes.
You can lay out the contours of the legs with pebbles or shells, as well as add eyes or mouth to the prepared face. The son liked to put shells on his father’s back in the form of all sorts of patterns. For some reason, the sand did not suit him, but dad was not against such entertainment.
Why waste precious time on the beach, you can also dedicate it to study. Why not do elementary math classes in the sand. You can draw the same stick, and then learn the letters and numbers. You draw a letter, the kid repeats and he erases with his hands. And with the niece we played tic-tac-toe on the sand.
You can also study geometric shapes, comparing objects in size, color, and also compare the concepts of one or many.
The son in the future will probably be the builder. He so likes to build towers of cubes or a garage of the designer. Last year we were still small for meaningful construction. But in this I think it’s about time. We will build underground garages, castles or animal houses.
You can also make different paschki, and then ask the child to cover each with its own shape, i.e. crocodile – a crocodile, and the house – a house.
Very good, and most importantly a useful exercise on the beach will be walking barefoot. You can walk on the water, you can walk on the sand next to the water. Leave marks, walk on toes or heels.
You can call other children who are nearby and play the game Earth – Water. We need to draw a square, which will be our Land, and everything beyond it is Water. As long as you think the children are swimming in the water, and then, on command, everyone should gather back to the land (in a square).
If I try to teach my son some kind of intellectual games, join the team, then dad is just fooling around with him. They can chase each other, collide with a blanket, run a race to the sea. The son loves when his father throws him up or helps him to tumble. Last summer, they ran after each other with water pistols. Just need to be careful, because you are not alone on the beach.
For older children, you can offer to fly a kite on the beach. Free space, no trees and good wind.
A child at any age can get the first skills. Bathe with him, support under the back or under the tummy. We gladly swam without a circle, when I held him under the tummy, he was afraid to lie down on his back.
I liked to throw pebbles from the shore into the water, and also run along the shore and splash my feet.
On the beach, we always had with us a small pool, which was filled with water. In it, the son enjoyed fishing with a magnetic fishing rod, poured water from it into a watering can and poured sand. He also fed us improvised dinners with the help of children’s dishes.
Now I remember the sea, and I so want the summer to come sooner. Play with children, then the rest will be remembered by you and the child. An interested baby is, above all, calm parents.