Kids of all ages need to have fun. They need time to wind down, relax and enjoy recreational activities, and spend time with their friends. Down time enhances their ability to learn and improves their health. A child that spends time having fun has less anxiety, and depression and more happiness.
Fun can mean a lot of different things to different people. Some kids like video games, some like amusement parks, and other kids just like to go outside and play. Whatever your child's definition of fun is, they should be able to have fun on a regular basis.
Babies & toddlers don't have any problem finding ways to have fun. They enjoy just about anything. As they explore the world around them they are not only having fun they are learning about their surroundings, and they are developing their motor skills. With proper supervision they should be allowed to explore as much as they can and learn about their world and themselves.
All it takes is splashing in a puddle for a young child to have fun. Outdoor activities such as sports or playing with friends can also be a great way for your school age child to enjoy themselves. Children can get the exercise they need and have fun at the same time. Playing with toy, arts & crafts or watching their favorite television program are other ways that kids have fun. They also enjoy going on a family vacation. They should be allowed to enjoy their childhood by having fun often.
Having fun for a teenager probably means getting together with friends, playing video games, and talking for hours on their cell phones. Teenagers like to have a lot of down time without being pressured to do homework, chores or after school activities. When they get time to relax it can actually help them to recharge and get prepared to tackle their homework and other responsibilities.