Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Rainy Day Activities

If you are in the northern part of the country, your kids are probably feeling the effects of being stuck inside.

We spotted a great article over at The Savvy Source that had some really great ideas for keeping children amused.

One of the activities is making slime. Who doesn’t love the feeling of that slippery goo sliding between their fingers? It’s a wonderfully textural way of appealing to the sense of touch. If your child has sensory issues, he or she is likely to decide to touch the slime at some stage because their curiosity will get the better of them.

You might also like to try making a masking tape race track. We spotted this beauty on a Facebook post. Whoever would have thought that masking tape could solve so many problems? Of course, you need to be careful of the surfaces of your furniture or floors but masking tape comes off very easily. This sort of track has hills and valleys and crevices – perfect for little vehicles to navigate.

In some states, school has not yet begun so why not spend your rainy days helping your child prepare? The Shoe Lacing Puzzle will teach your child how to tie shoelaces all ready for the big day.

I hope these ideas help to keep your child amused during these wet and dull days.

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