Calm, quiet, constructive activities for kids age 6-9?
April 30, 2014 10:32 AM Subscribe
A friend's child is chronically ill. He watches a lot of television, and he and his mom have agreed that it's not the best use of time. What are some things he can do instead?
posted by pseudostrabismus to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (28 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Because of his illness, he is often tired, foggy-headed, and nauseous, so the simplicity of TV-watching is its main appeal.
He's 8, and enjoys watching shows with complex, exciting plots (he can easily follow shows made for 9-10 year olds). He likes action-packed cartoons even though they give him nightmares. His reading skills, attention span, and physical dexterity are probably closer to a 6 year old's, so intricate, time-consuming activities might not be the best fit.
Books and shows that are exciting while being congruent with his family's Christianity would be good- any titles to suggest?
In general, it would be great if the activities are inexpensive, and can be done in the house. His family is creative, so arts and crafts ideas would be good, too.