Are you out of patience while continuously telling your kid how to do the proper things? Your child is not only getting extremely irritated with you, but may even start defying you very soon. It is recommended that you stop those lectures and use some fun and creative ways for teaching him qualities such as patience, compassion, responsibility and honesty. This way, your preschooler will learn the good things at an early age without being annoyed at you.
Check out these cool and super-fun games for your preschooler so that he finds them handy even while attending one of the best preschools in Singapore.
Building a train
How can you play it? You have to get some cardboard boxes that are spacious enough for your child to sit inside. Take out different types of art supplies such as glue, stickers, markers and construction paper and tell each of the kids to convert his box into a rail compartment. After they have finished decorating the boxes outside with windows wheels etc, assist them so that all these cars can be placed one after the other. Then instruct them to jump in as if they would be enjoying a choo-choo ride.
What does the game teach? It will teach your kid about perseverance. Games like this that require team work will give your kids a feel of accomplishment. The game will introduce your kids a feel of achievement when they have reached their goals.
Tips for the parent: Be ready for hanging on to these boxes as the children would all want to get together so that they can heat thee track repeatedly.
Hot or Cold Game
How can you play it? Select one of the kids in the role of a ‘Finder’. Now tell him to move out of the room and ask all the other kids to hide an item like a small ball within the room. Ask your little ‘Finder’ to get inside the room and search the hidden ball. The other players meanwhile can give him hints by shouting. They might use phrases like “you are becoming colder” or “you are becoming hotter”. Continue plating till the hidden object can be tracked. Now ask another kid to act as a ‘Finder’ till everyone gets a chance of being a ‘Finder’.
What does the game teach? The game teaches the kids that they should cooperate with each other. The aim is to encourage the other player and not to be rivals. Thus your preschooler can learn how to help their friends in a fun way.
Tips for the parent: You can suggest the children to speak softer or louder based on how far or close a ‘Finder’ is from that hidden object.