Austin, TX (PRWEB) November 29, 2012
Inspired by the holidays and the impending house full of kids that comes with them, HomeFun.co released their tips on keeping children engaged through fun and stimulating activities during idle hours of the day. These tips become especially helpful during the times of year when kids are on vacation or visiting with family. The best methods involve educational games that children can initiate themselves. On a related note, Fox News has suggestions to instill work ethics into children through essential household chores.
As home entertainment options become limitless in the age of smartphones, iPads and satellite television, concerns have arisen about whether today’s children are being spoiled by technology. Some parents who head large families have chosen to cut household technology down to the bare essentials and limit daily hours of entertainment consumption to family movies with kids. These rules are meant to be obeyed by children and parents alike, all with the intention of keeping families energized, mobilized and actively engaged in household responsibilities.
Taking the argument further, heads of large households are also advising other parents against handing out allowances. The principle here is that all money should be earned, and kids must learn about the concept of earning at the earliest age possible. All parents are familiar with how dishes can pile up in the kitchen, which makes dish-washing chores one of the most beneficial ways of teaching siblings how to coordinate responsibilities. When it comes to meals, parents are advised to send older children out on rotational pickups of take-out dinners.
From the standpoint of economics, it has even been suggested that children can develop business acumen through household responsibilities. Toys, for instance, can be rented out between siblings in exchange for work. When an older child no longer uses certain toys, he or she can rent them out to the younger children in exchange for simple chores like carpet vacuuming and window washing.
HomeFun.co is passionate about showing families new ways of staying entertained, while at the same time helping parents teach children methods of self-reliance.
HomeFun.co covers various methods that parents can use to occupy and motivate restless young children.