Kids love playing and as parents we also like seeing them enjoying their favorite playtime with their toys, games and friends. But, today’s kids are more into gadgets and spend more time on smart phones and playing games indoors instead of playing outdoors or on the playground. Playtime until a few years ago was spending time with friends and interacting with other kids on the playground or parks. As parents, most of us are not very happy with this new trend of playing with gadgets and would want the kids to break away from their gadget addiction.
To get rid of the gadget addiction of your kids, you need to introduce some distractions that can move them away from their regular routine. One such interesting thing is a tent that kids can make them on their own. Fulfilling the childhood fantasies, living them and even making an effort to construct them is one of the major accomplishments of a child. As kids even we have made tents with pillows, blankets and bedspreads where lavish parties have been thrown for friends.
A tent is a place where your child has a place of his own where he or she can enjoy some time with their friends. Make a DIY tent and involve your child in the activity. You can make many tents with sheets or clothesline. These tents can be made inside or even outside in the garden. With little efforts you can make your kids happy and enjoy their childhood and relieve our own childhood days.
Make playful tents for your children where they are the rulers of their kingdom. It is important that kids spend considerable amount of time in their fantasy world on their own. Kids are fascinated by tents and you may want to set up one of these in your home. Making it yourself will make it interesting for you and your children.
You have to be creative when making a tent. It is a fortress for your daughter, so make sure you secure it with wires.
Some children love reading their favorite books inside their tent, so make provisions for the light. There should be enough light penetrating the tent if it is pitched outside so that kids can read their books.
Sometimes children love to put their personal belongings inside the tent and want to use those when they are in their private space. It is their world and they don’t want anyone to disturb them. The tent should be large enough to accommodate their stuff without causing any congestion inside. Make a list of important things your child would want in their tent so that you get an idea on how to go about making it.
sourceA tent in the garden is a nice place to have. Kids can play outdoors and can rest for a while in the tent, which is a nice safe place for them. Choice of fabrics is also important here. Patterned fabric has a positive effect on the kid’s mood and the use of bright colors stimulates their mind to remain playful.
Make space for chairs and toys in the tent. There should be space for at least two kids to relax comfortably especially if they are spending the whole night together in the tent. Make provision for bedding and lighting so that children can be at ease when you are not around.
The tent can be place for you to spend some quality time with your kids by reading out an interesting book to them or just playing with them inside their private den. Use of bright and cheerful colors is always appreciated.