With social distancing and having to stay home from work, a lot of people find themselves struggling to fill their day. The societal shift over the last few decades towards inadvertent overparenting and the over reliance on technology, has led many parents having to entertain their kids or let tablets, etc. do it for them.
In decades gone by kids developed the skills to pass their time by using their imagination and ingenuity, creating games and finding fun in the most basic things. However modern life has robbed them of this primal skill.
This topic has been extensively researched and written about in the last few years and each of us draw our own conclusions.
Jumping, hopping, running, digging, planting, making huts, playing grown ups, skipping etc. are all active ways I have seen my own kids finding happiness in.
Enjoy the unearthing of their ability to have fun and amuse themselves.
They’re more robust than we give them credit for!