How to Engage Children in Developing Skills

Posted by: Bharati Thakur
Opportunities come upon us every day, only a few can see them and even less know what to do with them. So, here is my article and it will help you, how your children can be engaged in different activities during vacations or any free time. These days children have a lot of time to explore but under the guidance of parents. A home is a place where children spent most of the time. Children are more attached to their homely things. Kids are sensible for the things they see around. Home is a place where children learn by doing the activities on their own, and also by seeing observing the family member's activities.

There are ample of activities which can be done at home under the guidance of elders. Children learn more when they experience something on their own.

Drawing can make Better Visualization
When a person does a drawing, it means he/she is constantly thinking or feeling something, so what they choose to draw, the patterns they use, and the story they try to portray helps them build in their knowledge and visual skills. Their fine motor and coordination skills increase as well. Drawing or sketching is a vision on paper. A child always visualizes the environment around them then only they are able to draw, so drawing in free time makes the child feel happy. Suppose a child has seen a toy, then she will try to draw the same toy by putting her own creativity on the paper, and through this work, the child will be engaged in the drawing work.

Gardening is Love for Nature
This is the second activity which can be done in free time. Gardening is a work where you become sensitive towards nature, nature has ample of plants and trees that can be taken care of. Children love to be in nature, and you can teach them many things with the help of nature. Children love to touch and feel the texture of different leaves and plants, so gardening is one of the best activities to be engaged with nature. They can plant a sapling and water daily, take proper care of the plants, in this way children will be sensitive towards nature.

Craft is Imagination
Here is the most popular activity for children. Craft is an activity in which you need skill with your hand. Crafting requires making things skillfully by hand. Art and Craft is a process that helps a child in exploring, discovering, creating, and experimenting. This altogether helps a child in growing as an individual. Arts and crafts are the way to express themselves. There is no doubt that arts and crafts are fun activities for kids. They learn in the play way method. Through coloring with crayons or making miniature statues from clay, folding paper to create fine origami, or designing a handmade card, there are several craft activities that can enhance the interest of the children and explore their artistic potential. Children can learn different types of the craft just by folding or cutting the paper.

Cooking is an Art
Cooking helps children to do hands-on activities, they develop confidence and skill. Children get an opportunity to use their previous knowledge they have and apply it by counting, measuring, following a sequence, following directions to make that dish. Cooking can aid children in acceptance of responsibility. Children love to do several activities in cooking as well as it is an integral part of learning. Cooking promotes a lifetime skill of healthy cooking starts at a young age. Children may try new dishes, snacks at their home with their parents. Children who cook at home indicate a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence, and feelings of contributing to their families. During this Lockdown children can cook any dish of their choice.

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Instruments Relieve Stress
Playing an instrument relieves stress. There are so many different kinds of instruments children can learn to play these days. They can also learn their favorite instrument has many advantages. These are some instruments - keyboard, guitar, drum set, tabla, dholak, and many more. All the children of different age groups (babies, toddlers, and other children) can all benefit from playing a musical instrument. It speeds up brain development, it also helps in sensory development because children get sensitivity through the songs, music. Playing an instrument improves listening skills. Playing an instrument makes you smarter. Children get socialized in their friend circle. Children can learn their favorite instrument in free time.

Indoor Games is Mental Exercise
These days playing indoor games helps us to practice essential cognitive skills and enhance the parts of the brain responsible for complex thought and memory formation. Creative indoor games help the brain retain and build cognitive associations. Playing indoor games encourage social development.

These are some activities in which children can utilize the time and explore creativity.

So, at the end of this article, I hope that you all will take advantage of this post to engage your child in different activities by utilizing the precious time on holiday. I have described some basic activities, which can be easily performed at home which is a kind of long term investment in children. If you liked this content to be helpful, please do a favor and share this article through your different social media handles. Or if you have any suggestions or queries regarding this blog or any content, feel free to ask within comments.