Boredom is something that has plagued children since the beginning of time. Many times children just can’t seem to find anything better to do other than watch TV. In her book, 1,001 Boredom Busting Play Ideas, Jean Oram attempts to combat boredom by providing ideas that are not only fun for children but also are beneficial to their health and well-being.
The book begins with an in depth analysis on why playing is so important to a child and which types of activities are more beneficial. It explains the importance to developing skills in a child such as problem solving and creativity. This idea of developing skills is the foundation of all the activities listed in this book.
I would recommend this book to a parent or a guardian that wishes to either play with their child or wants their children to simply not be bored anymore. This book contains many great ideas such as classic ones like tongue twisters, playing the floor is lava, and creating a secret handshake as well as some rather unique ones (no spoilers). If you wish to get this book you can get it here. 🙂