Lifestyle - Toys/Games | 0-18 yrs

Fun Things Your Child Can Do Alone

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With the rise of nuclear families, it's quite possible that your child is often alone. Or has no one else to play with, in the neighbourhood. So, how can you keep your child engaged, without resorting to the television or allowing him 'game' time on a device? The answer lies in looking at fun, actual offline games or play-filled activities your child can do on his own. 

Why not get her to play a game like hopscotch, yes it can played with others and alone —  it boosts hand-eye coordination, balancing skills, and builds stamina and strength. Also, look at your child's interests. If he loves riddles, gift him brain teasers or jigsaw puzzles. And if she loves looking at colours and mixing different shades, give her colouring books for hours of delightful fun. Another great way to encourage independent thinking and play, is to gift your child construction blocks, wooden stacking toys, or modelling clay. Or prepare a DIY science kit for your curious little one so she can create bubbles at home or figure out why the sky is blue. Another interesting idea is to introduce origami and collage art to your children. This ClipBook will prove a useful guide to all this and more!

Keep in mind that the activity or game must also be age-appropriate. So, flip through these Clips to find out what kind of fun things or activities child can do, alone. 

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Why Children Need To Learn To Play Alone

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It's Hip, Happening And Hopping... It's Hopscotch!

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6 Reasons Why Jigsaw Puzzles Are Good For Children

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How Children Benefit From Toy Blocks

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Drawing Or Colouring Books To Colour Your Child's Imagination

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Teasers And Riddles To Challenge Your Child And You

What wobbles and flies up in the air? The answer: A 'Jelly'copter. A three-year-old came up with that brain teaser! Yes, riddles are a great way to enhance language, social and cognitive skills. Children come up with the most inventive of braintea...

A Game That Exercise Your Child's Brain

Want to introduce your child to a game that helps develop key life skills? Well, then try Sudoku. This exercises the brain and boosts rationalising and problem-solving skills. Something that is crucial for everyone, adults and children. Start simp...

How Origami Leads To Original Thinking

The ancient art of origami or paper folding has several benefits for today's children. It can help develop wide-ranging skills — patience, original thinking, creativity, reasoning and even,, spatial and sequencing skills. It also helps children le...

A Homemade Science Kit For Your Little Scientist

Have a curious little one at home? Does she wonder why the sky is so blue or why bubbles have little rainbows in them? Then, how about putting together a science kit for your little scientist? This will open up his mind to everyday wonders and sho...

How About Fuelling Some Hands-On Creativity

What is made of flour, water, salt, boric acid, and mineral oil? And can give your child endless hours of engagement? Modelling clay, of course! This is something that opens up new worlds of imagination for your child. And what can be more excitin...

Introduce Your Kids To Collage Art

So your child is stuck at home and completely bored. Why not show him how to do collage art. Collage involves assembling different materials — from buttons, ribbons and sequins, to photographs, postcards and, even cotton balls or pressed flowers. ...

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