What is something, and now there are no toys! I myself can not safely be in a toy store – I would have bought everything! And our little children are not enough, they are tired of everything! And parents have to invent something, somehow entertain their child.
And if the child loves his toys, then there are situations when they are not with them. I remember from childhood myself how I didn’t like to visit relatives who have no children or they have already grown up. And that means there are no toys in this house. Is boring! The child can not without a game, so he begins to entertain himself.
I can say with confidence: a bored child is a dangerous child. Again, a case from childhood. At some kind of celebration with such relatives (without toys in the house) I played in a corner, building a house. At my disposal was only a highchair. I urgently needed another chair! Seeing the seat in front of me, I quickly picked it up. A second later, my grandmother went down to the place where the chair was standing … It wasn’t without the emergency room.
Therefore, it is better not to let children’s entertainment take its toll. If a child does not want to play with annoying toys, or there are no toys with him at all, you always need to invent something.
Counting sticks and can
Somehow my son bought counting sticks when he saw his interest in this useful thing at a party. But, for some reason, he didn’t work with them: he spreads and starts to cry. Removed. And then the information on the Internet suggested. The son often accompanies me in all my affairs. Especially attracts his kitchen. There I found an addition to the counting sticks. I put a slotted lid on the jar (for decanting) and showed my son that it is possible to push sticks into the slot.
Until all the sticks were pushed into the jar, he did not give up the lesson.
All kids love to play with cereal or pasta. Pouring and transferring the cereal from the cup to the cup for my son is still an interesting and, by the way, useful game. Recently, I gave him a whole set of items: a bottle, a funnel and a cup with a small amount of cereal and showed how to use it all. Naturally, the process is very fascinated. He was busy for a long time, took aim, poured from cup to bottle and back, picked up, shifted.
Even if there are no toys in the house, but there is a yarn for knitting, you can always figure out how to entertain the child. Just yesterday, I wrote about dolls from threads and today I made the promised snowman (a little out of time, but I really like snowmen in all their manifestations).
It was more difficult to do only the nose, and so – a minute thing. Only body yarn need to take a little more, since the snowman should be lush.
With the same yarn, you can make a game of snowballs. We take a plastic bucket / basket, and for very young children suitable basin. We fold the balls into another container, having previously fixed the end of the thread so that it does not unwind, and we can organize a competition for accuracy. At the same time, you can learn colors.
Cartoon of two frames
All kids love to watch cartoons. But how interesting it is to make a cartoon! I do not want to talk now about fashionable entertainment today (it is undoubtedly interesting and useful for children, but this is a separate topic) – shooting on a video camera and creating cartoons using computer programs. In my topic, I write about toys in a hurry, therefore, we consider a simpler and low-budget option.
So, take a sheet of paper about 20 cm x 5 cm in size and fold it in half, like a little book.
On each page, closer to its edge, draw a little man.
On one – standing, on the other – jumping.
The upper page is twisted on a pencil.
Without taking out a pencil, we begin to quickly move them from right to left. The upper twisted page will begin to quickly unwind, twist, then hiding, then opening the bottom picture. And here is presented to your attention a cartoon of a jumping man. This game will show your child how cartoons are made. A bit primitive, but still interesting.
These are the toys we have invented and made, without any special effort and expense. Nothing special, of course, but I think there is a benefit from them. Firstly – charging for the development of fantasy, and secondly – this is jointly spent time with the child. Benefit from it is difficult to overestimate.