One of the best ways teach a bored child is to take them outside. The outdoors offer endless possibilities for having fun. It’s also a healthy alternative to playing indoors.
- 1. Sand Box – Playing in the sand can be a great opportunity for children to have unstructured play time. Whether shaped into castles, dug, dripped, sifted, or buried, sand can take many different forms, thus offering endless opportunities for fun and learning!
- 2. Circle Time – Circle Time should be fun and light-hearted, and always ends on a positive note with an activity that calms children down and gets them into learning mode.
- 3. Gardening – Creating and tending a garden at playgroup fosters a sense of belonging, togetherness and pride. Along with the fun of getting dirty, gardening helps children learn valuable lessons about patience as they wait for vegetables or plants to grow, responsibility as they see how necessary their care is to the garden, the value of exercise through working physically in the garden, co – operation and sharing as children work together and share. They use all their senses as they touch, smell, see, taste and hear all the wonderful things nature offers.
- 4. Story Telling – Storytelling is an art that has given joy and imagination to children since the beginning of time. This is a form of art where we talk about an event or series of events, true or imaginary.
Values of storytelling:
- It increases a child’s knowledge and enriches his vocabulary.
- It helps build an ethical value system.
- It develops a child’s listening skills.
- When the child tells a story, she learns to organise and express herself clearly. She becomes confident in facing an audience.
- 5. Show and Tell – Show and Tell is a classroom activity for children at the elementary level. They bring their favourite item from their home to the school and tell a few lines about it like what it is, why it is their favourite and what its usefulness is. Sometimes, the other kids are allowed to ask the speaker some questions regarding the object.
- 6. Neighbourhood walk – Give meaningful relationship between teachers and kids collaboration using all recourse and lobby for the best education possible for children.