Summer vacations are here, and all you parents might have started fretting over the idea of seeing your children either sitting in front of the TV or playing online games all day long. After all, access to mobile phones and other digital screens are making the kids gadget addicts from an early age. Even doctors say that spending long screen hours are increasingly showing signs of postural defects, emotional disinterest, and vulnerability towards mental illness.
Instead of blaming the television and gadgets, it is better to look for alternative options to keep the children engaged during the holiday season. With dwindling play areas, increasing the threat of security in leaving kids alone outside and lack of time with both parents working, keeping children engaged with fun-filled activities indoors is the best thing parents can do for early childhood learning.
Too much of screen time at this tender age has repercussions. Since you cannot be always around her/him, keeping them engaged with TV/Mobile phones is also a big no. Thus, it is important to keep your child engaged with different activities to ensure better development of skills and intellect.
Here are the 4 platforms that can help to keep your little ones engaged during this summer vacations:
Flintobox: Engage your child with educational activity boxes instead of toys. Play-based educational activities for kids that promote early child development in a fun and explorative way are gaining popularity as new-age parents look to keep their kids away from gadgets. Flintobox offers a series of various activity boxes for children aged 2 to 12 years old that are specially designed for early child development. Every box comes with activities that help the child create, play, explore and read about a particular theme while targeting 12 critical developmental areas. Typically, parents can subscribe to these boxes in 3, 6, or 12-month durations, and the boxes are delivered to their home.
Lego Blocks: Another fun, creative way to keep your toddlers busy. Buy large size blocks which are age-appropriate for your kid to negate the risk of choking. Lego blocks are a good way of teaching your kids the finer points of symmetry. First, apply some coloured tape to the middle of the Lego baseplate. Second, let them use blocks of varying shapes as long as both sides are symmetrical.
StoryWalker: Stories are so fundamental and core to what makes us humans. Stories are the oldest and the most powerful form of communication the world has ever known. StoryWalker is the first of its kind app in many ways is high in both entertainment and education as it is targeting the most amazing group in the whole world – kids (3 to 6 years of age group). A team of international voice-over artists, musicians, production crew, designers, illustrators, engineers, writers, and even psychologists are burning the midnight oil, pushing the envelope and championing the cause right now. The app features stories specific to kids in these age groups. Parents can take up attractive subscription offers to access all the existing and the new upcoming stories.
Brainsmith: Intelligence and sharp brains are an output of constant stimulation and opportunity. Brainsmith designs and deliver toys and tools for young children that provide innumerable opportunities for brain stimulation, growth, and development. It strives to unleash the utmost potential of our little ones by bringing to them innovative ways to play, learn and grow. Brainsmith do this by designing an exclusive assortment of early learning experiences, by ensuring the collection...