Can’t you find a partner for children to play with them? Are you worried about your child’s physical health because he doesn’t have anybody to play with? Sometimes, it gets challenging to find another kid especially if your kid is a single child. This challenge must be met in order to meet the physical demands of a child. Keeping the importance of playing in mind, I have listed down some of the solo games children can play on their grounds. Parents can and should take part to keep their children engage, but it might not be possible for them all the time.
1. Solo Balls Tricks
You don’t need to buy the expensive playground equipment because your children can do a lot with a ball. They don’t need a partner to practice soccer, basketball, and shooting. All these games require the ball to hit a goal that can be done alone.
You can also install a rebounding net for your children for catching the ball without a partner. It will also increase their interest in the game.
2. The Seven-Up Game
You must have heard about this famous game, and yes, it does sound difficult to play. To be honest, all you need is a ball and an open space and your child are good to go. Again, there is no need to install heavy playground equipment or build the latest playground structures for such simple yet active games. It is a traditional game that helps your child in mastering his complex playing skills.
3. The Jumping Rope
Buy an affordable elastic Chinese rope and a guide book alongside. Teach your children how to use it and set them free to play alone or with friends. If they are playing solo, tie the rope around a chair’s leg to maintain the balance.
4. Racket Sports
Wait! Wait! I know you are thinking how can someone play alone with a racket, right? Well, the fact is, you can. Ask your children to make the wall in front of them their partners and play volley tennis ball with it. You can ask them to try the same with the ground. Set a challenge for them and see them growing.
5. Hula Hoop
Similarly, they can try hula hoop alone both indoors and out. Again, set a challenge for them and make them count the revolutions they have covered or set the timer to count how long they keep their hoop in the air. To master their skills, make them watch a few videos on YouTube so they can do it better when you are not around.
That’s the most interesting game for children I believe. No playground or balls needed; just music! However, you can also let your children play games like Zumba classes and Just Dance that also teaches them some specific dance moves.
Mark the starting and ending points and tell some precautions they have to take. Make them cover the distance by running within a specified time. You can also try the same with a bicycle or a bike, but then again, you can’t be sure of the safety measures as the children love to ride rashly when they are alone.