Sometimes I think I’m attached at the hip to my iPad, I’ve come to rely on it so much, it is never far from my sight. For traveling we’ve almost become dependent on electronics. Of course my iPad or tablet comes with me, my husband has his iTouch, our daughter her Nintendo DS. While my daughter still knows how to entertain herself without an electronic device, it is by far her method of preference to keep her occupied.
I have to say I wish I would have known years ago about “101 Offline Activities You Can Do With Your Child.” Written by Steve and Ruth Bennett, authors of the bestselling “365 TV-Free Activities You Can Do With Your Child”. The pages of this book are filled with entertaining activities that you can do with your children, or be a peripheral part as you’re busy in the kitchen making dinner. Hours of fun will be had with very little preparation or materials at home or on the go, all powered by imagination!
There are categories for at home, on the go, games, arts and crafts, plus so much more. With a few cardboard boxes you can make appliances for your kids, or have them do math at the kitchen table with macaroni noodles.
“What Would They Do?” is an activity that you can engage in while you’re out and about, where your child can imagine what a book hero of theirs would do in a given situation. Like maybe at the eye doctors, or at the dentist. And I know my daughter would have loved building a “Magical Mystery Machine” when she was younger. Temporarily affixing funny food labels in your pantry will have the whole family rolling with laughter when your kids do the “Label Master” activity.
These activities are all fun, easy, and environmentally-friendly! The book can be purchased on Amazon.com or at Barnes and Noble.
*Disclosure- Offline Activities sent me a book to review and sponsored the giveaway.
WIN: One reader will receive a paperback copy of the book, “101 Offline Activities You Can Do With Your Child.”