New age parents of today’s world understand the need of activity based learning for their children. They encourage their children to engage in games that challenge both their physical as well as mental abilities.
Due to this, a lot of pre schools have included a major portion of physical and mental activity for children in their curriculum. Family time at home with parents also includes games that enhance children’s abilities.
When it comes to indoor games, toy companies today have come up with games that build a child’s skills. There are toys with sounds and word pronunciation that enable an infant to talk earlier than he normally could. On the other hand, for children between the ages of 5 to 12 there are games which involve business management, word play and general puzzles. A lot of research has been done by these companies to create activity for children that are both fun and bring about learning in children.
Children today are intelligent. Birthday parties become boring if there is no fun games involved. Birthday party games like passing the parcel and musical chairs are enjoyed by children till the age of 7. But beyond that age, these games are not appreciated and the party is not a hit. There are a lot of party organizers that specially organize birthday parties with exciting and fun loving games that are enjoyed by older children.
Balloons are a major part in a child’s birthdays. Balloons can be used as an activity for children in a variety of ways. For instance, a balloon can be kept between the backs of two children and a race can be held. Similarly, one minute games like how many balloons can be blown in one minute or drawing faces on as many balloons possible can be considered as interesting games.
Beyond schools, children really don’t have a chance to develop their social skills and interact with other children to make more friends. They do not get a chance to mingle and interact with their peers and sometimes some children are left behind because the teacher cannot give equal attention to each child. Birthday party games sure seem to be the best way to get children together to enjoy a fun activity. Including more of these occasions enable shy kids to blend in and overcome their inhibitions.
In terms of outdoor games, those that involve a considerable amount of physical activity suitable for a child should be taken into account. This is because children constantly need to be active. Physical activity for children promotes healthy development of both the mind and body of the child. The benefits include
• maintaining an ideal weight • strong bones and muscles • improving cardiovascular fitness • improving balance, coordination and strength • maintaining and developing flexibility • improving posture • improving concentration and thinking skills • improving confidence and self-esteem • relieving stress and promoting relaxation • improving sleep