Do you play with your kids? If no! you are at wrong track. They want to play with their parents. Spend some time with them. If you don't have any clue what to play. Read this article. Even this article is very helpful for the parents who play with their kids.
Children are very soft and delicate; they need very special attention and care. They are like blank sheet, whatever they see in you, it will be imprinted on their mind. Be careful while dealing with them. They are gift of God. It is said "Child is the form of God". It is due to their innocence. They don't have any cheating habits. They are simply pure and innocent..
As a parent it is your responsibility to take care your child nicely. You must spend some time with them every day. Seek opportunities for playing with them. If not, create it. Watch TV with them. Read books with them. They will feel very close to you. You also enjoy their childhood. But for getting this happiness, you should become child with them. If you make funny faces, do funny activities, you can see enjoyment on their faces. They will also imitate you and enjoy their life in the full extent. It will make your relationships firm.
There are a lot of games that can be played with kids. You can play indoor games, outdoor games, computer games etc. Even you can create some funny games. Train them in some new games. Initially it may be difficult for them to learn, but motivate them to play. Children have very sharp grasping power. You can show them how to play certain games, and then give them chance to play. Initially they make some mistakes but encourage them to do better in next time. For every small success, you praise them and tell motivating words like "Well done", "Very good", "Excellent" etc. This affects them very much. They will play with full enthusiasm. If they loose any game, tell them the importance of participating in a game that is what matters. Winning and loosing is a part of the game. It is better to loose game instead of winning by cheating. You also don't cheat them. Games also can be one way to teach them "Honesty is the best policy".
Here are some games and tips which you can enjoy with your kids.
This is very interesting game for small kids. It improves their logical capabilities and self confidence. Give them building blocks and tell them to make whatever they things. You will be amazed by seeing their imagination. After completing the task ask them what they made and don't forget to praise them.
Computer and video games
There are thousands of games available for children. Choose those games which are not having violence and sex. There are age-wise games. You can give them IQ games, Racing games, board games etc. Apart from fun they can acquire different skills. But don't spend much time on this game, because too much addiction is not good for their health and growth. It can distract them from their studies.
Ladder and Snake, Ludo, Chess, Business game, Word plus (vocabulary building) games are very popular among the children. Children like puzzle games very much. Play with them these games and enjoy their cheers.
You can play with them a lot of outdoor games as well. If you have space in your house you can make badminton court for them and play with them or if any ground is there you can play with them badminton. Football, Basketball, Cricket are other games which can be played with them.
Brain & Knowledge games
These games are very informative and good for children's brain. They look simple but they have great impact. There a many brain games like Math, Memory, Strategy games, puzzles and riddles. Sit together and play them.
Coloring & Craft work
Get a big box of crayons and coloring books. Buy some historical, comical and cartoon coloring books. Color pictures with your kids. It will be a great fun.
You can do various types of crafting work with your kids like paper flowers, flower cones, greeting cards etc. You can use waste items to make some exiting items like paper weight, flower pot etc.
Dress them in a different way. Choose a character and dress them up accordingly. You can dress up your little girl as a angel or princess and boy can be dressed up as a prince, king or some historical characters like Hanuman, Abhimanyu etc and superheroes like Superman, Spiderman, Kris etc. What about you! Dress up yourself as well. It would be great if you capture some photographs and cherish the moment later.
Play with Dolls
Girl child likes dolls very much. Buy some Barbie dolls for them and teach them how to make doll sleep, how to wake up and how to dress up etc. Both of you take care of the dolls. What a great fun it would be! Just experience it.
You can buy teddy bears also for your kids. And play together with them.
At bed time you can tell some motivating stories and tell about the heroes. Don't forget to tickle them. Children like tickling very much. Make their bed time very special. They will get sound sleep and good dreams also.
There can be innumerable games which can be played with the kids. Main objective is to tighten the bond between parents and kids and make their moments lighter and happier. Later, talking about those moments bring a big smile on their faces. Kid's smile is parents' asset.
Note : Originally posted by same author on exposeknowledge.com