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Indoor Kids Games: Instilling Confidence in Kids



Children hate rainy days. This is because they are left unable to go outdoors and play with their playmates. But there is no reason to wallow and be idle indoors. Nowadays, there are many indoor kids games that could be facilitated inside the house to keep children in company. You may be surprised how such indoor games could turn idle days into fun and recreational ones. As parents, you too could join the fun, thrill, and excitement.


Experts advise parents to join in the fun and participate in various indoor kids games. This could be because of the mere reason that doing so could be an opportunity to bond with the children. Family time is quality time. These times must be filled with laughter, memories, and excitements. You could join the games or stand to facilitate the activities. In physical indoor games, you could serve as a fair referee or a facilitator. Remember to have fun yourself and to conduct yourself accordingly. You should strive to be as credible as you could be when making decisions for the games. Children should not develop an impression that you are favoring other children as doing so might bring about other significant impact in my latest book "Confident Kids".


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Children would surely love it if they would be given the opportunity to play outdoor games while inside the house. They naturally love to play. It is actually their right to play various types of indoor kids games especially when the weather is bad for outdoor playing. The inside of the house could be turned into an instant playground, though there is not much space available. Use this as an opportunity to get to know them better. You could make use of games to have their attention and win their affection. Children who could play with their parents are usually those who grow up with find memories of their childhood.



Play to enjoy. Do not let the children develop the impression that you are just forced to play with them. As much as possible, make it a point to regularly join your children in their regular indoor kidsí games, if they have any. Through this strategy, they would naturally feel and think as if it really delights you to spend time with them. Do not let them think that you are pushing yourself too much because they would easily sense it.



Most of all, enjoy indoor kids games. If you are sincerely and are truly enjoying the games, you would all end up having the best fun time. It is not hard or difficult to do so. Having fun with children when playing is very natural. You do not need to be a parent to do so. Just think about your childhood years and reminisce. If you could relive those fun times, the better. When in games, try to be competitive and serious in winning. Compete honestly and patiently with your children. Sometimes you need to let them win. Take such time. Eventually, you would find yourself getting closer and closer building lasting relationships and instilling confidence in yours kids..


But, what is confidence all about?


Some kids naturally have a lot of confidence? Some take on leadership roles and excel in what they pursue. Others question their ability to do things. Let's look at both and how we as teachers and parents can make a huge difference in their lives.


Learn what causes self-worth in students and find out you can do to instill confidence in students. Looking for the right words to say to keep your students motivated at the beginning of the school year? With children incorporating many of their parent’s values, beliefs, favorite phrases and so on, let’s make sure they get their healthy dose of motivation they need to succeed.


Inside "Confident Kids"

  • Create Confident Kids

  • Instilling Confidence

  • Confident Toddlers

  • What Causes Loss of Self-Worth?

  • So What Can You Do?


Start with the heart - Voice your genuine concerns in the situation.

Articulate mutual purpose - Explain that they have a choice.

Show mutual respect - No blame from you.

Offer the contrasting view - Challenging, emotionally charged situations.

Return to safety - Quickly create safety by articulating their competence, autonomy and belonging – their ability and track record of making good choices.

Critical conversations are a tough challenge for everyone. But take just one of these practices and try to use it.


Book dedicated to CJ and Chris. And to my dear Vincent without whose never-failing sympathy and encouragement this book would have been finished in half the time.


Copyright © 2020 Tom Songer, M.Ed Author Curriculum and Instruction Confident Kids

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