Activity books might just be angels in disguise for parents in this pandemic time. A time when kids are forced to play inside the safety of their homes and parents barely get any peaceful time, activity books are all you need to calm your kid from watching the tv all day. These books are more interesting and also informative than the screen your kid stares at all day long. Getting young children to sit down with a book in their hands is not always easy. Kids are blessed with an abundance of energy, so sitting still and concentrating does not necessarily come easily to them
Other than being a great source of entertainment for kids, these books also help in the overall development of kids, helping them in later stages of their life.
Makes Learning Fun
Learning should not be a boring process. Children are more inclined towards activities that are fun and interesting. Normal textbooks do not provide that, while activity books on the other hand are made with the sole purpose of making learning a fun activity. The different shapes and colors attract the children as they are more responsive to colourful things rather than plain-looking books. One of the reasons why children run away from homework and learning is because they find schoolwork boring. That is when activity books become a better alternative.
Develops their Motor and Speech Skills
Activity books tend to be task-based. Naturally, children have to use their hands to carry out the activity and complete it successfully. Joining the dots, solving a puzzle, colouring a shape, all these activities require a child to use his/her muscles. These help the child improve the dexterity of their little fingers. Some activities make them speak out the words or pronounce words in a certain way, which helps children in word and sentence formation. Their comprehension skills gradually increase which makes them good speakers later on in life.
Helps Build Self Confidence
Solving a problem feels amazing, doesn’t it? We as adults feel great when we tackle a problem. Just imagine how good must a child feel when they accomplish a certain task. There is a sense of accomplishment when one solves a problem. Activity books promote exactly that, with a range of different problems offered by these books, a child feels a surge of confidence-building up when they see their work going on the right path. Just colouring a picture successfully to joining the dots to form the object or solving a puzzle to successfully find the difference between pictures, all these activities bring a boost of confidence when a child does them right.
Improves Problem Solving Skills
Problems are a part of life and learning to tackle Then from an early age can be useful in later life. Problem-solving comes in handy in any type of situation throughout life. Activity books promote problem-solving in kids. They have to figure out different ways to successfully complete different activities be it solving puzzles or carrying out a simple mathematical equation. Children who Engage in problem-solving from a young age, do not fear problems in later stages of life.
Strengthens Parent Kid Relation
It’s always fun to spend time with your kids. Seeing your kids have fun while learning is a great feeling for any parent. The good news for parents is that they can join in on the fun too. Activity books are not only interesting for kids but also for parents. Children feel much closer to their parents when they help them and engage with them in completing tasks given in activity books. It also acts as a great bonding method between the child and parents.
Helps in Concentration
Let’s be honest, children get distracted way too easily. It is because they are at an age where they are curious about everything. They question everything. So bringing activity books into the picture can calm their curiosity a little. These books keep the child engaged as they are filled with fun activities like coloring, puzzles, games, joining the dots, etc. Children’s activity books contain simple tasks that keep kids entertained thus increasing their focus.
Develops a Habit of Reading
Getting kids into reading books is a task on its own. Kids would find any reason to not read books as they find books to be boring, plain and simple. Activity books are everything a child needs, to get into a habit of reading. These books increase concentration, get children acquainted with the basic knowledge of things, help them read and pronounce words from an early age. Reading out words helps them to increase their comprehension skills.
Prepares them for School
It is good to expose kids to learning content at a young age so that till the time a child is ready to go to school, they are already aware of the basics of things. Activity books provide such knowledge in a fun format. The activities present in the book help the child to become ready for the knowledge imparted in schools. Activity books encourage kids to colour pictures, spot the differences, join the dots, find matching symbols, and even make basic cut-out models or crafts. These books will cultivate habits in kids which will aid in their all-round learning
Creativity is a skill that comes in handy throughout a person’s life. It’s beneficial if a child gets this skill instilled in him/her from a young age. With imagination and creativity activities, a child can enhance their skills physically, socially, mentally, and emotionally. Activity books bring out a child’s imaginative child. Children are free to draw anything they want, write what they want, solve any problem in their own way.
Now, we can conclude that activity books are a great way of keeping your child busy while also being assured that your child is learning and developing along the way. It is a great way of learning and kids of all ages can enjoy these books. Parents, if you are looking for a way to let your child grow while having fun, then do invest in activity books.