Summer is here… Well it might be depending on when you are reading this. But no matter what, the point of my article today is to try and give you parents some ideas of some fun games to play with your kids. That do not cost a mortgage payment to do so. You for the most part will be able to keep your wallets and purses closed here, my friends. So please read on to see some of the fun things I have done with my kids.
“Wow, thank you Captain Obvious” I can hear some of you guys saying, but far too many parents “cannot be bothered” to take their kids to the park. Which is just a crying shame. Most little towns, villages and of course cities have at least one play park where kids and run around and just be kids. This is a great way for your kids to blow off some steam and even maybe meet some new little friends for them to play with. And while your kids may at first want you next to them the whole time they are at the park, after a while they will blow you off to either do their own thing or play with some new friends. So you can sit back and chat to other parents, read a magazine, plan world domination or whatever it is you want to do.
Now I am from the UK and it pretty much rains here 57639 days out of the year. So many days the kids are stuck inside. Well they do not have to be stuck in front of the TV all day. One thing that my son absolutely loved to do was for me to go and get a bed sheet and make him a little make do cave that he could put some teddies in and have some fun with. You do not have to do this, use old boxes to make stuff like spaceships, cars or whatever.
Well they do until they reach the age of about ten. But little kids love to clean. Trust me next time you need to say clean the bathroom or kitchen. Give your kid a cloth and I guarantee you that they will help you out. Now I cannot stress that you take advantage of those free labor enough. You see it as kind of a game and they have fun and they help you out… or in the case of my son he has fun and then I have to clean up after his cleaning, but hey he is having a good time. Just be warned – when they turn ten getting them to do any kind of cleaning is as likely as you winning the lottery.
Now if you are reading this I am going to assume you have either a computer or a tablet. If you do not then… I have no clue how you are reading this. Anyway, back to my point. Parents these days are of the opinion that playing games is a very expensive hobby. But there are tons of free games that kids can play online. Disney, Nickelodeon, Marvel, Ninja Turtles, My Little Pony and so much more have a whole bunch of free games on their websites for you to take advantage of.
Now all neighborhoods have that area you do not want your kids to be walking to. But going out for a walk and letting them see the place they live is a really fun thing to do. And it also lets them get familiar with their surroundings so they will be better prepared for when you finally let them play out on their own.