The great thing about children is that they can use very few materials to entertain themselves with their big imaginations. This type of play and creativity is an important part of childhood. If your daughter is complaining frequently about being bored, here are a few things you can do to influence her play and creativity. She can play with dolls, read or do other brain games, or play dress-up with ball gown costumes.
Play with Dolls
You might notice that some girls at a very young age pretend to be a mommy to a little doll. For this, all she will need is one! With other equipment, she may be able to do more, but that’s not necessary. She can dress and undress the doll, with a variety of outfits if those are available. She can pretend to change the baby’s diaper. Or your daughter can push the doll around in a play stroller or pretend to feed it. With friends over, or with other siblings, she can use the baby to play “house,” which is a great activity for growing brains.
Reading is something else that is vital for the growth of your child. Make the time to sit down with her and the rest of your children to read to them. When they are very little, picture books would be more appropriate. You can find lots of these for cheap at the dollar store or online. As they get older, it is excellent to expose them to longer chapter books where they have to follow a story. You can play other games to challenge her mind, too. Pointing out all objects of a certain color or shape, or coming up with rhyming words are some possibilities.
Little girls just love to play dress-up. Along with a friend or sister, your daughter can use plastic play makeup to pretend she is beautifying herself. She can use your clothes and shoes, or you can buy her some inexpensive ball gown costumes to play with. Go one step further and put on a fashion show where you take pictures. She will feel like a celebrity and will never complain of being bored.
Little girls, much like little boys, are so easy to entertain. Stories, dolls + playing dress up are just a few of the things they can do to pass hours upon hours. + while you’re there, you might also want to include goofing around with mum + playing in her gadgets for hours on end. 🙂