5 ways to distract your kid from boredom

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Avoid facing public tantrums thrown by your child, when you're busy and got you're hands full, your child is most likely bored and ready to kick up a fuss. These few steps will help you along the way. Here are 5 ways to distract your kid from boredom.

When you are busy, but your children are free and bored, here are some tips from us on distracting kids from boredom!

1) Books

Coloring books, pop-up books and interactive books are practically considered toys for your kids. Incorporate education while distracting kids from boredom. Take your child and visit a local book store or library and stock up on potentially entertaining books!

2) Toys

The most foolproof method of distracting your little tike! Most effective when the toy is new or interesting to your kid. Stash a toy in your bag and use it as a defense to counter boredom's accompanying behavior in your kid when you’re busy.

3) Pets

Distracting kids from boredom

If you’re at home and in dire need of some peace, have the family pet occupy your child! A game of fetch outside or even a walk in the backyard with the puppy may be just what you need to occupy junior. Simple. Keep in mind that owning pet means responsibility, a lot of time and care, from your kids and yourself.

4) Electronic Games

Remember the countless times that your little one has bugged you for your iPad or iPhone to play his favorite games? If you want your child to be occupied but not addicted to electronic games, try downloading educational games apps or ebooks. Definitely a great way to let your child sit still and learn at the same time.

5) Food

Kids throws tantrums easily when their tank runs on empty. The child would feel miserable and acts that way too. By allowing him to munch on his favorite snacks, it will grant you some quiet time. Prepare some healthy emergency snacks before heading out with your children.

 

Also read: Let’s work towards raising happy children, not spoilt ones

Republished with permission from theAsianParent Singapore

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Wafa Marican

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