As summer approaches, parents may be wondering how to keep their children entertained and mentally stimulated for the three months they are out of school. With the added challenge of working from home, finding activities that are both fun and challenging can be a daunting task. This is where ChatGPT comes in.
ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot that can generate text on command and deliver its results in a conversational style. It has become popular for anything from writing code and creating apps to writing cover letters and Excel formulas. In the case of parenting, it can provide creative ideas for children’s activities. Although ChatGPT does not have access to the internet, it can compile a list of fun things to do using pantry staples. You can either give the AI chatbot a list of the ingredients you have in your pantry or ask it for a more generic list of ideas.
For parents with crafty children, ChatGPT can be a valuable resource for craft ideas. With prompts such as “what kinds of crafts can I make with paper towel rolls?” and “give me crafty ways to reuse construction paper pieces,” ChatGPT can help you and your child come up with lots of ideas, no matter what the theme.
One of ChatGPT’s greatest features is that it will do (mostly) what you tell it to do. It can even help parents answer difficult questions from their children, such as defining complex words or concepts. The key to success is to ask ChatGPT to answer your question as if it were chatting with a young child.
For older children who are comfortable with reading and typing, parents can even let them use ChatGPT with supervision to challenge them with riddles or logic puzzles. Alternatively, parents can ask ChatGPT for logic puzzle ideas to use with their children.
If parents are planning a summer soirée, BBQ, or playdate, they can count on ChatGPT to come up with some games to keep the children entertained. Simply describe what you’re working with, ask for some game ideas, and lean on the AI chatbot for creativity.
As parents come up with ways to brighten up the summer for their children, they can take advantage of the power that AI tools can provide and make their lives a little easier. ChatGPT is just one example of how AI can be used to enhance our daily lives.