Children understand the world magically. So it’s no wonder that simple things are always a fascination for them. We’ll show you some of our favorite examples.
Jumping And Trampolines Are A True Fascination
As soon as children can walk safely, they also discover jumping for themselves. Small children find it fascinating to hop through puddles in rainy weather. But even schoolchildren and teenagers can still get a lot of fun out of jumping. You can clearly see this when children play Hopscotch.
Trampolines are just as fascinating. Nowadays you can find so-called In-Ground Trampolines on more and more playgrounds. Since these are at ground level, the risk of injury is reduced. Indoor trampolines and those for the backyard are usually surrounded by a safety net. For the very young there are special Toddler trampolines with a grip to hold on, while older children often prefer a Trampoline with a basketball hoop. Teenagers also like to use an exercise trampoline for gymnastics or practicing a somersault. These pieces of sports equipment are even used by many adults for fitness training because they promote body awareness and balance. Trampolining is even a recognized sport and is also practiced at the Olympic Games. Trampolines are really a fascination for all ages.
Puppets: Fascination for Small Children
Generations of children have grown up with hand puppets. Whether on Sesame Street or at the Muppet Show: figures like Oscar The Grouch or Kermit The Frog also awaken wonderful childhood memories in many adults.
Even babies from three months of age love finger puppets. These should be simple and designed with strong colors. At this age, it is also enough when the colorful figures wiggle around in a funny way to fascinate the offspring. Hand puppets are popular with the little ones from about nine months onwards, especially in the form of stuffed animals. From about one year on, children understand little stories that the dolls experience. In order to be able to follow a puppet theatre with several figures, your child should be at least 2 years old. Stories with puppets also slowly become interesting at this age. Especially slapstick elements make children happy from this time up to high school age. In order for a child to be fascinated by dolls, they should be attractive and not too creepy. A good puppeteer who uses different voices also contributes to the fascination.
Books And Reading Aloud Are Mesmerizing
The fascination for books is also laid in childhood. Above all, reading aloud contributes significantly to this, as the stories become more lively and more tangible for the children. It is not uncommon for the little ones to quickly choose their favorite stories. And of course, they want to hear them again and again – several times in a row.
As fascinating as the constant repetition is for the offspring, it can become boring for the reader. It helps to select new reading books together with the child. In order not to exceed the budget, we recommend regular visits to a library. There you will find well-known classics as well as new children’s books. You will certainly find a book your child will love. And you can also find lots of free bedtime stories, fairytales or rhyme stories to read aloud online, for example at Storryberries.
The Fascination Of Water
Of the four elements, water is probably the one that fascinates children the most. This is no wonder, as its three forms – solid, liquid and gaseous – alone make it magical.
Especially in summer, water games are very popular with children. Splashing around and swimming in the outdoor pool or water activities at home – playing with water is simply fun! You can set up a kids water sprinkler in your garden. Your children can also play water balloon games together with their neighbors. So without big effort or high costs, they experience fun outdoor games. Older children also enjoy small experiments in which water freezes to ice or rises as steam. In this way, they learn something about the fascination of natural sciences in a playful way.
The Fascination of Childhood
Which activities fascinate and captivate your child’s attention? There are so many wonderful ones to choose from- the important thing is to encourage their exploration and fun!