Your Guide to Boredom

We’ve all been bored at some point – although if you are a parent or educator, it’s probably been a LONG time since you felt this feeling. But did you know it’s actually good for our kids’ brains to experience boredom?

Find out what boredom really is and what’s happening in our brains when we feel this way, tips to combat boredom, age-appropriate ideas for unstructured play and what to do about boredom when you’re stuck inside this winter.

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Boredom: What Is It and How Can It Be Good for Us?

Our experts break down the true meaning of boredom and other psychological principles that contribute to the feeling of boredom.

Learn 7 Tips to Combat Boredom 

Ideas for Unstructured Time (age-appropriate)

It’s important to schedule unstructured time for your child throughout their day (and yours too!). Here are specific ideas based on the age of your child to help them get their creative juices flowing during this time.

Learn More About Unstructured Time

Indoor Boredom 
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Indoor Boredom

Indoor boredom may have an entirely new meaning for your family this year. Many kids are participating in online learning for school, which means they are home much more than they have been in the past. Add in the fact that colder weather is on the way, and your kids may not be able to get outside as often due to rain or snow.

Check Out Our Suggestions for Managing Indoor Boredom

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