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Activities for kids aged five to eight
There are lots of fun and interactive activities that you can do with or organise for your child:
- Provide plenty of computer, board and word games.
- Provide basic building kits, children’s tool kits, craft and art supplies and dolls for creative play.
- Listen to music together. It's also lots of fun dancing together.
- Play basketball, football, hurling and other fun, energetic games with your child
- Get your child to help in the kitchen. He can help you with simple recipes, such as cookies or a salad for dinner
- Encourage him to join sporting groups or other clubs.
- Encourage your child to try activities that are stereotypically associated with opposite sex, for instance, girls might love to play football with you while boys might enjoy baking.
What to watch out for
It can be a good idea to take your child to a doctor, or to speak to a teacher at school, if you notice that your child:
- Has problems making friends
- Is frequently aggressive, or you suspect he might be bullying others
- Is frequently lying or cheating
- Has difficulty being seperated from you
- Finds it hard to keep up with the other children in her class
- Has any problems with his bowel or bladder though there is no clear physical cause.