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Indoor Activities For Children - 2 Indoor Activities To Boost Your Child's Creativity

Jan 9, 2008
Kids remain indoors for long periods of time during rainy days. The fact that we cannot, as usual, step outside to play could and usually does make them feel bored. However, you can help by suggesting some useful activities indoor.

Indoor activities for babies up to three months:

Activity 1:

Soon after birth a baby does have vision however not as advanced as an adult. Their sight is above 30 times less efficient than the average adult. As with all senses a baby's vision will see maximum improvement when the eyes are exercised to the fullest.

In this exercise our goals are

a. Refined hand eye co-ordination.
b. Grasping and reflex exercises
c. Muscle co-ordination.

For these exercises we will need to have three types of rattles at hand. Every baby enjoys his or her rattle. When you use a variety of colors, shapes and sizes for the rattles it is more interesting for a child. Get the child's visual attention by moving the rattle from a short distance. Here it is important to remember that a baby's eye focus best at 8 to 10 inches. Once the child's gaze is fixed on the rattle you could move it slowly from one side of the baby's head to the other. As the baby tries to grab the rattle it develops hand eye co-ordination and our other goals as well.

After you have completed the exercise once you can make things more interesting by using different rattle. Make sure you reward the child with encouraging words when he or she finally grabs the rattle. Remember that the bay cannot see your facial expressions unless you are 8 to 10 inches away.

Activity 2:

Communication is an important part of an infant's life, and the child begins communicating with grunts and smiles initially, and moving on to higher forms with every passing week. The closest people to the child will form his or her communication patterns.

Our goal in this exercise is

a. Development of hearing
b. The practical application of communication

You would need a rocking chair for this exercise.

Place yourself on the rocking chair with your baby in your arms, and make sure you are facing a door or window. Make sure you and your baby are both facing the same direction, maybe looking out to your porch or backyard. Start talking to your child about all you see outside. Talk about the tree if you see one, mention the word 'BIRD' if you here on tweeting. Mention the dog that's walking away or running around, and so on.

Doing this on a repetitive schedule will teach your child the names of things around him or her, and thereby encourage communication. The rocking chair is important, because it relaxes the child, while you yourself are facing the same view as him or her.
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