Things To Do With Kids...

that will help build your child's language, concept development and creativity

N.B. Since the introduction of COVID 19 into Australia (from March onwards,) many of these activities may now place you, or your family members, at risk due to potential social contact. You need to adapt any activities to ensure your family's safety and that you adhere to any government restrictions.


What things can you do with your kids that provide rich learning opportunities, help build positive relationships between you & your children; & help develop their vocabulary and comprehension ?

Listed below are some activities you could try:

The links with asterisk have been activated. These activities show how easy it is to add an educational layer to things you may already be doing with your kids


At this time those without asterisk perform simply as a picture gallery:

There are many ways you can add an educational layer to  the things you're already doing with your kids. Or add to the things you're providing for them to use independently.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic I've organised 125 Things To Do with Kids During Self Isolation. During my career I regularly had to keep up to 55 kids occupied & learning at the same time in free play settings. Therefore many of these activities are high interest & cater to children aged 3 to 12. These activities can easily be done inside a family home. Although there are some specifically for 10-16 year olds in Links for Teenagers in Isolation.

Check out the link for 125+ useful things to do during the COVID 19 pandemic with your kids:

Check out the links for useful things to do with kids:

*Puzzle Solving: Patterns
Puzzles helps develop children's IQ
*Read Daily: Vocab Development
Mother reading to her daughter
*Provide Books: A Love of Reading
Two little girls reading text
*Use Public Transport: Signage
Catching public transport. Little boy looking out train window
*Building Sandcastles: Volume
Playing sandcastles helps teach volume
*Supplying Art Materials: Creativity
Open Ended Art materials help produce creative kids
*Playing Outside Games: Turn Taking
Playing old fashioned outdoor games helps with turn taking
*Dressing Up: Role Play and Imagination
Dad dressing up
*Climbing: Building Confidence
Confident boy climbing rope at park
Visiting Community: Belonging
Visiting Community Members Who Help Us
*Grocery Shopping: Maths and Literacy
A young girl learning maths and literacy skills while shopping
Playing Cards: Letter & Number Rec
Playing cards is a great way of learning turn taking, numeral and letter recognition.
Block Building: Maths and Literacy
Block building and maths and literacy skills
Going to the Museum: Science
Kids going to the museum helps build science concepts
*Visiting an Art Gallery: Creativity
Singing: Rhythm, Pitch & Listening
Dancing With Your Kids: Joy
Making a Cubby: Creative Play
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Those with asterisk are links to further information.

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This website provides examples of what worked for me over decades and you are welcome to use these ideas as you see fit but you do so at your own risk. Best Parenting does not provide any guarantee that this information will work in every circumstance with every family or with every child. It is your responsibility as a user of this website to ensure that you adhere to any recommended safety suggestions either implicit or explicit on this site and supervise your children while playing any games suggested. Similarly users of this website are advised to follow any recommendations for seeking professional advice as all information on this site is generic. Best Parenting is an independent website and is not affiliated with any other groups, clubs, religious organizations or educational systems.


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