It doesn’t have be this way. Technology has become an integral part of our lives. However, it is not too late for our children to learn that there are many other ways to have fun than sitting in a house with a gadget.
These are five creative and efficient ways to keep your child away from gadgets.
Set an example
Children, especially young children, often copy their parents and guardians’ actions. You’re probably the reason they are curious about you. You can set an example and show them how to behave. Take some time each day to get off your phone, tablet, or TV and look for other ways to have fun.
This is a great time to spend with your kids in the backyard or at the park. Your children will see that you have fun with no gadgets and they will believe the same.
Not letting your children see a gadget if you have to. You can do what you need to then return to your gadget-free zone.
Make sure the gadgets are not easily accessible
Because they are easily accessible, this is one reason kids spend so much time playing video games and watching TV. Your child should not have access to your phone or tablet. You can also limit the time your child has to use your computer, TV, or gaming consoles.
He can watch TV for 1 hour per day or only play video on weekends.
Change his routine
Your goal is to teach your child that screen time doesn’t have to be synonymous with free time. You can introduce new hobbies, such as painting, reading or playing a sport. Regular play dates are a great idea for younger children.
Bring your child outdoors
You could play with other children in the park, or plan a camping trip for the whole family. Sensory play is possible outdoors. It will allow the child to discover and explore new things that aren’t available in the house.
Make it exciting for your child
Although it may seem overwhelming, it is actually very simple. Children can be happy no matter what. You should change the activity if your child is bored of it. These activities should be enjoyed as often as possible.
Children want to play with you. If they do that often, they will choose it over a gadget every time.
These are some effective ways to keep your child away from gadgets. He’ll be gadget-free in no matter how long you wait!