There’s nothing like good old fashion imaginative play time… Sometimes, when I want the boys to get away from the screen for a bit and I’m too lazy to take them out, I find it helps if I initiate some creative play with their toy figures. After that, they’ll carry themselves the rest of the way. It’s a painless and fun way to spend some time away from technology.
What we did on Sunday when it rained and we couldn’t go swimming…
And if you want a bit more physical activity, try incorporating a sport. Here is Hercules playing hockey with his Angry Bird club and ball-pit balls (he’s at the half-time intermission because I couldn’t get a clear shot with him running around all over the play when the game was in play):
It’s quite entertaining being able to sit back and watch the kids play out scenarios from their heads. Some of the funniest one-liners come out when you’re just the observer.