Child care

How to Control Active Kids

Active kids can sometimes be challenging and difficult to handle. Of course, you canai??i??t expect children to sit quietly, always being calm and docile. Even babies can be hyperactive in their initial years. These children are very curious about everything and they always try to poke into the most unexpected places in the house. Sometimes, during their constant explorations, they even get hurt. They want to learn everything quickly, and they canai??i??t help but explore as much as they can. If kids are hyperactive, showing a lot or too much activity, it becomes very important to control them to prevent dangerous situations and to channel their concentration and focus. This article talks about various ways to work with these hyperactive kids.

How to Control Active Kids

Ways to Handle Active Kids
The following are a few ways to handle active kids:

  • Itai??i??s always a good idea to read stories to children; and even more so, to children that are particularly active. This will keep them engaged for some time and will enhance their attention span and imagination.
  • Engage the child in interactive conversation, that is if the child is older. This will hold his attention for a quite a while. Whenever your kid awakes from sleep, just try to engage him in some type of conversation. You can talk to your child or even your baby while you are busy with your work.
  • Sometimes, you can hide your childai??i??s toys to change their location. Then, encourage some new ways to for your child to find and play with these toys. This activity will keep him busy for a long time and also increase his thinking power.
  • Play interactively with your children, and particularly with your active children. All children enjoy playing with their parents. This activity will not only help keep them busy, but it will also increase their bonding time and connection with their parents.
  • Forbidden territories in homes make children curious. Thus, it is advised not to say that some parts of the house are off limits. Of course, those are the places theyai??i??ll go first. If small kids want to create some messes in the kitchen, then have them sit in a tub and give them some whipped cream to play with. It will definitely make a mess, but will be contained to the tub, and theyai??i??ll even enjoy this activity. Youai??i??ll also be able to take some great pictures!
  • You can put your baby in a carrier seat or a swing and give him some soft toys to play with. This will keep him occupied for quite some time, and maybe youai??i??ll manage to get some work done.
  • Find your childai??i??s area of interest and encourage and praise him so heai??i??ll want to partake in these activities. This activity can be anything like building blocks, drawing, coloring, kitchen activities, and other fun things that go on in a house.
  • Do an arts and crafts activity to increase his attention span and have fun with minimal distraction.
  • Another important way to keep your active child busy is to give him responsibility and even some work. You can ask your son to fetch some items for you and your daughter to help in arranging things at home when you are cooking or engaged in some other activities.
  • Assign some work to your active kids on a daily basis ai??i?? something they can perform every day. When they accomplish their task, you should not forget to praise them. They will feel happy about it and will take more interest in those activities in order to receive the praise.

These are a few important ways to interact with active children.

 

References

http://www.highscope.org/file/NewsandInformation/ReSourceReprints/Spring2011/AL%20for%20IT_72.pdf

http://www.nncc.org/Child.Dev/infant.dev.html

http://www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Sharing_Center/LA/active_play_guide.pdf

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