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Mableton, GA Childcare: Cultivating Imagination in Your Child

Posted on 07-15-2016 | Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy of Mableton

Summer is in full swing, and there are still several weeks left for your child to enjoy the carefree days. You may have already heard the infamous “I’m bored!” from your preschooler or school-age child, and it’s time to combat those sentiments with some creativity! Many childhood experts comment that children benefit from periods of boredom because it forces them to get creative with what they have and where they are in order to entertain themselves. In today’s culture, many have bought into the notion that a bored child is a neglected child, and family and friends should pull out all the stops (or iPads!) to entertain the child. On the contrary, when a child experiences boredom, it’s an open door to try something new, take risks, make new friends, etc.

If you have a nearby outdoor area that’s safe for children, going outside is a great option for bored children. Whether it’s climbing trees, playing tag, or just digging up “treasures” in the dirt – being outdoors is a great remedy for restless hands and feet.

Sometimes the weather doesn’t permit outdoor adventures; so, when that happens give your child some simple tools to make memories and watch your house transform into a dragon’s lair, a princess’ castle, or department store filled with homemade drawings and crafts! Crafts are a big hit with toddlers, preschoolers, and even elementary-school children – especially when given free reign over the creativity. Empty paper towel rolls may become swords, bed sheets are fair game for capes and flying carpets, and construction paper may find it’s way haphazardly dangling off of the mischievous brow of your previously “bored” pirate king.

Next time your preschooler or school-age child is tempted to gravitate towards the TV or iPad to satiate their boredom, point them to the great outdoors or to the abandoned bin of dress-up clothes. You may face some resistance, but eventually the boredom will lead your child to stretch her imagination, a win for everybody!

At Kids ‘R’ Kids Learning Academy of Mableton, our exclusive preschool curriculum provides plenty of space for children to be creative as they explore the world. Our enthusiastic team of teachers makes each child feel welcome and loved – from our infants to our after-school students. We offer so much more than a daycare or childcare experience – we give each child a firm First Step to Higher EducationÔ that will propel them to academic success. Enroll your child into our excellent preschool program today!

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