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Summer Parenting Tip #6: Rainy Day Hands-On Activities

Sunday, June 30th, 2013

Summer is all about being outside. But there are days when the weather makes that impossible. And those are days to ward off complaints of “boredom” by encouraging “retro” activities with young kids.

What do I mean by “retro”? Well those things that kids should be doing, like

  • drawing
  • coloring
  • cutting and pasting
  • crafts
  • playing with blocks
  • building things

Sure, your kids do these things – but rainy days are great days to embrace these hands-on activities. Lots of studies show that hands-on activities have plenty of developmental benefits. And they are fun!

So when the rain pours down, turn off the TV and the electronic games, and get the activities going.  Let them use their imaginations and they will entertain themselves.

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