Screen-free, Early Learning through Play ideas, by Prodigy Super Kids Founder Arjun Seth
Is your toddler sleeping with his iPad? Is your infant always playing with your phone? Toddlers all around the world get so much attracted towards these technologies such as mobile phones, and TVs.
For a minute, even if we do acknowledge the ‘supposable’ advantages of screen-free time for kids. We can’t ignore the fact that too much using of these gadgets gets detrimental.
Besides, while doing the research for the screen-free Early Learning Play activities and raising my own Two Little Munchkins, I realized that most of the parents & caregivers (including myself) don’t want their kids to go through early learning with screens being involved.
An other good reason to not use screens is that infants seem to get badly addicted to screens.
While I will not say to eliminate screen time while your child is growing up, we at PSK recommend the stages of infancy and toddler are not the right ages to introduce screen to your kid.
It is more important for parents’ and caretakers’ to understand that screen-free early learning activities for newborns are the key to their wholesome development.
On that note, I have also found some activities of Learning through play in early childhood that your infant or toddler will enjoy playing. These games can help you keep your infant or toddler engaged screen-free.
So without any further ado. Here are some screen-free play activities ideas for your toddler
Give some small gift
Wrap up some new little toys for your infants to open that you will not be crushed to lose. You can enclose them with extra wrapping paper or in little holders, packs, or little boxes.
This is an incredible method for spending those additional pieces of odd-sized wrapping paper you have lying around in the event that you are in any way similar to me.
Opening up approximately wrapped gifts is an extraordinary motor skill development activity for your toddler, permitting them to open that box with both hands.
This is one of the best early learning activities for newborns.
Exploration of lights and blower
The best early learning activity for the newborn is the exploration of lights and blowers to help your toddler to develop motor skills.
Have your infant remain on your lap or lift them up to reach the light switch and say light on and light off. My toddler said the word light interestingly while playing with the switches in the plane and I will always remember it!
Contort the blower on and off and discuss how the air is blowing all over or through their hair.
Sing songs and play games
You may sing songs for your infants while they sit on your lap or rest across you. Applaud, snap, and make the rhythms wake up that family members also may simply participate. By doing this activity your toddler will start trying to sing with you.
Opening and shutting the window
If you are traveling try to take a window seat this will help your infant work on opening and shutting the window conceal with your hand over theirs while saying open and close is engaging.
I realize that our infants love to haul clears out of a holder. Bring a little travel pack only for themselves and get them to put the wipes to extra use by cleaning seats, plane walls, and folding tables.
These are amusing to keep close by the seats and these paper sticks are simple to stick and unstick and in the long run reuse when you are finished.
Blank sheets and colored pencils
If you can stand the wreck with launderable markers, they leave an imprint all the more effectively and can be more fun to draw with colored pencils.
In the event that markers get on the folding table or your infant’s hands, they can utilize their own movement bunch of wipes to wipe it off.
I like to bring some clear sheets of white printer paper to do the coloring together. Learning through play in early childhood like coloring with your infant makes it more significant and they are bound to remain connected longer. Child development specialists call this a shared consideration.
You can utilize one of the dot stickers to stick and show your infant drawing on the plane window or the seat before you.
Snacks in packaging with open-and-close covers like puffs are the best kind. You can play countless games with puff compartments or little raisin boxes.
Assuming that you are available, your toddler will adore taking care of you.
Hide a few puffs in one of your hands and check whether your baby can figure which hand has the puffs.
Line them up and count them for your infant on the folding table.
Ice and plastic cups
Request an additional cup and pour ice from one cup to the next or slide the ice around the foldable table.
Talk regarding how the ice is cold and afterward when it melts, talk about how it is going to become water.
Your infant can utilize the napkin to wipe up the water.
Play-Doh comes in little travel holders for sensory fun, and at some point somewhere in the range of 18 and two years, your baby will begin to appreciate exploring and controlling it. Crunching and crushing develop motor development skills.
Now why do we suggest you to do all these activities? What’s the fuss of not using screens in Early Learning and upbringing of your kid. I did a thorough research on that and I found some detrimental effects of excessive screen time on you kids.
Harmful Effects of screen time on the physical and brain development of your baby
Being hunched over cell phones or tablets for long periods of time can influence your
toddlers’ posture and developing spine. This can prompt harmful physical impacts that can keep going for the remainder of the infant’s life, for example, back pain and migraines.
That normal absence of motivation control joined with limitless screen time can be the formula for everything from restricted imagination and capacity to focus to issues with mental health. Unnecessary screen time can likewise remove time from different exercises, similar to exercise and rest, essential for infant brain development.
“Well then how can I manage screen time then? In a world of smart gizmos just lying around it’s inevitable to keep screens away from a kid.”
Use these tips for managing screen time for your toddler
I believe that managing Screen time is truly difficult and oversee when we’re simply attempting to pass the day, so here are a few hints to assist with thoroughly considering it assuming you’re not prepared to switch off every one of the screens pure and simple.
Make the best of video talks. They are not destructive like different types of screen time. There are 5 ways to benefit as much as possible from them.
Plane time and travel time don’t need to mean screen time. Going without a gadget ordinarily implies conveying more stuff with you like books, craft items like crayons blank sheets, and snacks just as tolerating that your infant will take a lot of your concentration. One strategy that works for some is book recordings with kid earphones. You can generally observe the book recordings that go with picture books you as of now have, so your infant can track with as they listen to it.
Planes and restaurants can be more enjoyable assuming you use what is already there ice cubes and cups, the window conceals on a plane or napkins use to hide snacks. Likewise, when you set gadgets aside you begin to see the number of individuals who may very much want to converse with your child.
Consider postponing screen time planning out altogether. Parents and caretakers contend that skipping screen time through and through is practically more straightforward than planning it.
It’s difficult to deny screens totally, however, but once you help your toddler to stop using these gadgets by engaging them in the activity this helps to infant’s overall body.
Lastly, Keep in mind, it’s not simply that our infant is facing problems in switching on and off, so take out some time from your screens and utilize these exercises to make great memories with your toddlers.