>> Dec 11, 2012
You would be surprised how many different ways there are to entertain your kids at the restaurant, because they really do get bored when going to this type of places. So, how do you go about this problem? There are two different ways to keep your kids entertained in a restaurant. The first out of the two is to come prepared, and bring something entertaining from your home, whereas the other method should be used only by creative parents. If you cannot make a dog or at least a square from drinking straws, you should not use the latter.
Bring Something Fun from Your Home
Your kids probably have many toys they like at home, and there is no reason why you should not bring these toys when going to a restaurant. These don’t have to be bulky toys that would be very difficult to carry around, but you can bring some smaller and simpler toys. A piece of paper and a couple of coloring pens will do the trick, and give you enough time to finish your meal. Also, there is an unwritten rule that you should bring two toys for your trip to the restaurant.
If You Decide to Improvise
First of all, it is vital to go to restaurants that gladly take orders from parents with kids. This way, if your improvisation goes wrong, it’ll be less embarrassing for you – the place will probably be full of parents that will sympathize with you. Another thing you should do is take out your kids to a restaurant when they are hungry, as this way they will spend a decent amount of time eating. Now, when it comes to entertaining the little ones at the restaurant, there are games that only acquire your imagination. After you place an order, you can play the game where the winner is the one who starts talking last. If your kids are not patient or willing to play this game, you can play guessing games with them, such as What Animal Am I Thinking Of, and anything similar.
Mike enjoys blogging about parenting and child development. Over the last 4 years, Mike has published numerous articles about child entertainment and several reviews of popular toys including Furby, Lego and more. When he is not writing, Mike enjoys spending time with his two children.