Making Winter Playtime Work Indoors
Now that colder weather is rolling in, it may seem a bit harder to fit in your children’s daily playtime. But just because you can’t really send your children outside to play and stay active, it doesn’t mean you have to skip playtime altogether — there’s still plenty of things to do inside.
Gather the kiddos, and try out a few of these indoor activities that make winter playtime all the more fun!
This is one of the best, and simplest, activities you can pick — all you need is some music and a space big enough to boogie in! You can choose to play nursery school classics, such as “The Wheels on the Bus” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider” or you could go with more modern hits like “Baby Shark.”
Once you have the music going, make sure the kids know the one rule: when the music stops, they freeze. Not only does this keep kids entertained during playtime, but all the dancing is good exercise!
Arts and Crafts
Help bring out the inner Picasso in your little ones and schedule a day of arts and crafts. You can decide to set up easels and watercolor paints, use clay to make little figurines, or lay out some pom-poms, pipe cleaners, construction paper, and glue to make collages.
Remember: As fun as this activity is, it’s important to keep a close eye on the children as they craft — you don’t want anyone getting poked in the eye with a pipe cleaner!
Put on a Show
Everyone loves a good play, and kids love playing dress-up, so organize a short show with your children. They can pretend to be princesses or superheroes and make up their own storyline.
Not only does this allow your children to use their imaginations, but it can give them the chance to show off their directing skills, especially if one of them has a dramatic flair.
At Miss Sue’s Nursery School, our prime educational goal is the development of the whole child — socially, emotionally, physically and educationally. A multi-sensory, holistic approach to learning is provided through play, art, music, and physical activities. To learn more about the school and give your child the best pre-k experience, give us a call at 516-938-0894.