This year, it will be a bit different due to the pandemic and Covid-19 situation.
You will not go on vacation, no sea or mountains. Or you will do a quick hit and run, but most of the time, you will stay in town, with your kids. What to do to spend the days? For sure, one of the most important things is do not have the anxiety to fill their days full time. For fear of them getting bored.
For children, simple activities are enough, but done together. Especially in the summer, when you have more time to spend with them. So ok to watch a movie together, read a book, go for walks, go to a different park, play.
These are the advice of Cristiana De Ranieri, expert in Clinical Psychology of the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, interviewed by Ansa in the summer of 2016.
Boredom for children is not a tragedy. “There is nothing wrong with getting bored, wandering around the house and maybe inventing a game – explains De Ranieri – even for children, holidays are a time to do different things than usual, since usually their days are also very full “.
The important thing is to be with your child, to dedicate yourself to him. Maybe by turning off the phone for a while and spending quality time. You can also take advantage of the activities proposed in the city for the summer, or enjoy a picnic with a friend. Or pamper the little one with a dish he loves, read a book together. (Read also: How to raise happy children? Over time)
” The thing to keep in mind – concludes De Ranieri – is that small children have limited attention spans, so many small activities are better, perhaps alternating moments of greater calm, in which it is required to stay still and listen, to movement. While the slightly older ones can also be entertained with longer games “.