With the continuing spread of COVID-19 we understand that many of you may have children home out of school and daycare. Keeping a normal routine and schedule can greatly help little ones during these difficult times. Here are some pointers to help keep your children intrigued and busy during their time at home!
Set A Routine
Kids are used to following a schedule at school, so creating one at home can help things fall into place! The goal is to keep them interested and busy while also allowing you to get things done. You can use the framework of their school routine to guide you in making time for things such as play, learning, building, art, physical activities and snack times.
Dedicate Time For Play
Carving out time for dedicated child-led play is huge for kids. They learn by creating, imagining, inventing and building! In your new schedule, have a few 30-minute blocks of time of dedicated child led play. The more they play, the more they learn!
Find Easy Indoor Activities
Easy indoor activities create a great break in the day and allow your little one's imagination to run free! Click here for some great ideas to get started with today!
Use Educational Resources Online
There are a ton of online educational resources for kids of all ages, including Khan Academy, Belouga, National Geographic Kids and Learning Ladders. And author Nir Eyal’s free schedule building tool is very helpful.
We hope you all will enjoy this unexpected time with your kiddos! Remember to keep it fun and be realistic about the plan you make.