And I’m not talking about sitting them in front of the computer to play video games.
My kids love activity books - coloring books, work books, mazes, you name it. They love them so much that I have gone through all of them at my local store.
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My five year old son is currently obsessed with word searches (and I’m not exaggerating here - he has a one track mind - when he finds something he likes, that’s all he wants to do. I am hoping this is just focus, and not literal obsessiveness, and this focus will serve him well some day). So…. I have been on a hunt for an age-appropriate word search book for his stocking. Two bookstores, one craft store and one superstore later, no luck. On a whim, I just did an Internet search for “kids word searches” and bingo, up comes a page of links to sites with free word searches that I printed out, perfect for my son. I could have saved alot of gas and running around if I had thought of this in the first place.
My daughters love to color and were asking for holiday coloring sheets - same thing - did the Internet search and up came dozens of coloring pages. Best part - it’s free! Love your Internet - a money saver!