She doesnt go to play. She plays at home. She is getting used in playing with mobile nowadays. How to convince her to go out to play.

Kuhoo Gupta (The K Junction)

Hi manjula the best way to tackle this is to take her down to play with other kids. Hv lots of playdates. Pls find a hobby class for her. Get her interested in a sport. Kids at this age love singing, dancing, art & craft. There are so many DIY activities. Pls limit her screen time to 30 mins and let her watch a DIY activity on youtube. Spend time with her - take her to a kids library. And be sure not to be on the mobile infront of her. Get her to help u in the kitchen or give her little tasks at home.

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Hi mommy
Spend time together outdoors as a family, accompany her while u ask her to play outside, take her to nearby parks, play area
Inviting a friend of ur child over to play may be just the incentive your child needs to play outdoors.;It will surely help her play outside
In addition to this help her get to; know ur neighbouring who u can trust and have kids of her age to play,;if you don't have a suitable play area for your kids at your own home.

Hey dear..you have to take her yourself outside to the park or play area.show her how kids enjoy the swing, slide, see-saw, running etc At home engage with her in some activities like painting, pretend play, storybook sessions etc..also there are a lot of fun worksheets available online for children this age..you can engage her in that..do not give into her insistence on using phones..be a little tough in this part..limit her phone usage and be adamant about it.

Manjula first of all how old is a child you need to set a routine when they are small so you have to make sure that you take her to the garden or somewhere where she has her friends may be down in the building and every day for 21 days is something that you have to do is continuous effort till becomes a habit. Also the screen time should be as minimise just 30 minutes and that also if needed because nowadays the kids are very very smart they know how to get that tactfully

Outdoor play is something you need to push tour child for . Some kids are not very outdoorsy.; Mabbe u can play with her.; Run around do some skipping . Some fun things she likes to do . Even painting or colouring outdoors is fun . Make a group of her friends and make them play games like catch catch or kho or sakli.; Whatever interests ur child .take a ball and play that with her; All the best .

Please go out with her to play..start with hide n seek from inside then spread to outside ...u can call her few friends too..
You can take her to plant some trees in your society garden
Cycling too will help ..
I am sure gradually she will like saying outside ...as she makes her own gang of friends ...

Thanks all of u for your valuable suggestion. I; will try all these methods which will; solve to some extent.

Involve her in daily chores like laundry, cooking, gardening, dusting, folding clothes etc. Kids love to imitate elders. Make sure you yourself don't use mobile on front of her. Give her some art materials to explore. Give her open ended toys like blocks, pretend play sets etc
For outdoors, make it a daily habit to get down with her in your society premises. Go for play dates or kids events or field trips like a post office , fire station, railway station, museum etc. They are so many learning opportunities as well as social and outdoor element to it

If your child is reluctant going out to play, find out why is she not interested. Could be she doesn't have friends or she doesn't know what to play. So, be friend, go out with her.. Start playing with her and talk to her how important it is to be outdoorsy. When indoors, engage her with interesting and open ended creative activities. Limit her phone usage, but don't straight away cut it off completely.. Might not work in the best of your interest.

Hello Manjula,
Try and involve her in family activities like playing board games, colouring, play dough together.
Slowly introduce one or two friends for a play date.
Take her to a friend's or relatives place who has a kid her age.
When u go down to the garden, ask or encourage kids to play with you and play a small games with them.
Slowly move out but guide them.
Once she gets comfortable and feels secure she will look forward to outdoor activities.
Restrict gadget time to 1hr over weekend.

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