Instead of just letting your kids watch TV or play their games all day, why not introduce some fun new games and activities that will keep them on their toes? Kids will especially love playing with you!
Here are 5 exciting indoor activities you can try with your children:
Young children love to stack things and knock them over, that’s why bowling is an ideal game to play! You can easily find a toy bowling set at a store, but you can opt to make your own as well.
Here’s what you need:
Space to play
10 empty soda cans
Tennis ball (or any toy ball bigger than a tennis ball)
Create a bowling lane using the masking tape. Consider your child’s age and physical abilities to determine how long the lane will be. Arrange the cans at the end of the lane then show your child how to strike them. Keep a score board or change the rules to make the game more fun and competitive!
Building a Fort
Kids love the idea of having their “own space”. So when you introduce the idea of a fort with them, they would love building it as much as playing in them. Pillow forts are the most popular – all you need are some different size pillows, blankets to stack or to use as “doors” and some sturdy furniture that will hold the fort together.
You can also build a cardboard fort – you’ll need a few large boxes and just tape them together to create room to play in (better if you could crawl in, too!). Once you have a fort in place, provide a flashlight and some books to read or play their favorite toy with them!
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Admit it, you spend most of your free, waking moments online. The world of the internet is so vast with social media, news forums, science portals and much more. It is basically the culmination of all human intelligence with something for everyone. If you want to learn or listen to music or read, you can always find something on the internet. Similarly, there is a popular option to keep your kids engaged in the world of online gaming.
Free and paid games
As with everything on the internet, there are a number of options available to kids when it comes to online gaming, although they can broadly be classified under free or paid categories. Kids can log on or sometimes simply start playing free online games that are hosted on a designated server. This makes playing online games easy as they can just pick up where you left off without the game taking up any space on the system.
For kids who live in unsafe neighborhoods or whose parents cannot devote the time to take them to play outside, online games are a great alternative. Similar to playing with other kids, multiplayer games provide a portal to interact with users from around the world. In this way, their world becomes larger.
Besides free games, there are also paid games. Most of the popular games we see today that allows user interaction, are paid games. This is because the games are heavily, graphically encoded and require large reserves of server space to function. Hence, to keep the game up and running, users are required to pay a small fee. A shorter version of the game is available for free to allow users to sample the game before purchasing. Using the free version, both kids and parents can determine if it is …
Developed by the Roblox Corporation, and compatible with Microsoft Windows, Roblox is a downloadable game that requires 1.8 Ghz processor and 512 MB of RAM. It is an online game that requires Internet connection and is a multiplayer game, too, so your child will be able to communicate and interact with other players. When your child downloads the game he or she will be able to customize the character that they want to play as by selecting a variety of things from the catalog. In this catalog, there are many things that are created by the users of the game, additional types of things that are already present, too, made by the Roblox company, and your child will have the ability to choose things such as clothing for their character that is personal and representative of your child’s preference and style.
Also your child can choose models for their characters that best represent them and images, different kinds of heads and faces are available, as well, so your child will be able to create a sort of avatar that is best representative of who they are and they will feel as they really are playing the game. They can choose gear, too, from the catalog, that they will use in the game, as well as various other sets that can help them when they start playing. If your child subscribes to Roblox and becomes a member, they can also have arms, legs, and torsos that are made and designed by the company and that will distinguish their characters from non members who still have access to all other features of the package. If your child is very proud of his or her creation, then he or she can take it to the Roblox catalog and if it is liked by …
In an AP-AOL News poll involving 1,000 adults, the findings confirmed what most individuals already know – Americans have a love-hate relationship with mathematics as a subject in school with nearly 4 out of every 10 adults expressing their disdain for the subject. Perhaps, if these individuals participated in cool math games online, then their attitude toward math would have changed for the better.
Why Kids Hate Math
If adults hate math, then you can just imagine the experiences of kids who are still being introduced to its concepts. The question then is: Why do kids hate math? Keep in mind that the disdain for the subject often starts in childhood.
First, math is not something that can be done on a passive and impulsive manner such as learning the English language in an environment where it is the first language. Kids must put in plenty of time, effort and energy into learning math concepts, developing the skills for solving math problems, and advancing said skills to the next level. In most kids, concentration and focus are not their strongest suits especially with technology (ie, video games) at hand. The good news is that kids' affinity for video games can also be harnessed for their own good via cool math games but more on that later.
Second, math seems like a subject with no real-world applications except for the basic operations (ie, addition, subtraction). Kids also hate it that math has a set of rigid rules that allow little opportunity for imaginative discourse, thus, their idea that math is a dull subject. Math has a language of its own that kids will not initially understand. Teachers must then simplify the jargon so that everyday applications can be made.
How Online Math Games Help
Fortunately, kids can love the subject via …