5 screen free activities for children
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Children don’t have to rely simply on phones, tablets and TV to keep themselves entertained. There’s a wealth of knowledge and learning activities to explore, all of which can better develop your child’s skills.
In this guide from a private school in London, we explore 5 different activities your child could try to improve their learning experiences.
1. Heading to the park
A classic, but also still relying on learning, is the local play park. There’s actually a lot to explore in the obstacles and set ups you find in these parks which are great for a child’s awareness skills and resilience.
2. Heading to the museum
A museum is another popular way of taking your child away from the TV screen. Allowing them to explore different parts of the world, talking about history, or even looking at some dinosaur fossils can all excite a child. Plenty of museums offer activity days for kids to try out when they visit.
A family friendly activity can be heading to the swimming pool for a paddle. Your child may also be a really good swimmer which is a great time to let them show off your skills! It can be a really fun day out for both rainy days and hot and summery days.
Get a really nice set of paints and let your child make something of their own. Alternatively you could get some cheaper paint to make footprints or handprints in different colours of paint – a great way to get children thinking creatively.
5. Reading a book
Reading is a hugely valuable skill to give children. If you both get together each day to read a book together you can make it even more engaging for them. Reading a book together before bedtime can help your child get to sleep easier than using a device that emits blue light like a phone or tablet.