These days, we are experiencing all sorts of interruptions to our normal lives thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One of the biggest interruptions have seen the indefinite closing of schools, which has had quite the stressful impact on many of you parents, as they have been stuck with attempting to come up with activities to do with your kids during quarantine.
Thankfully, there are many ways in which this stress can be relieved while, at the same time, ensuring that your children are able to have all sorts of fun during these challenging times in our world. Here are four fun activities that you can do with your kids during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here are four activities to do with your kids during quarantine.
- First and foremost, as previously mentioned, the pandemic has unfortunately resulted in schools forcing to close for an undetermined amount of time. Thankfully, there are many schools that are providing all sorts of resources for parents; however, others aren’t able to do so, but there are multiple resources available online for those parents who aren’t able to take advantage of something like this in their own neighborhood. For instance, popular magazine company Scholastic has implemented many online classes that are targeted towards specific age groups, beginning at pre-kindergarten.
- Another fun activity that you can do with your kids is to teach them basic life skills. For instance, you could take the opportunity to teach them proper etiquette, such as basic manners from dining in a restaurant to what they should do whenever they receive an invitation to a party, teach them all of the steps that are involved with properly doing a load of laundry, and even how to change a tire on a car. By doing some or all of these, this will let your children know that some of the most important lessons in life can be learned outside of a school classroom.
- If you have younger-aged children, it’s important to take the time to schedule some family reading time in order to ensure that their overall reading comprehension skills are kept up to par. This is especially the case in the event that you have children who may not be prepared for the challenge of chapter books. In this case, consider selecting a series that you can begin together as a family, such as Harry Potter. Regardless of what you end up choosing, taking advantage of the current downtime to read some new books is undoubtedly a fun activity that your children will enjoy.
- No matter what, always do your best to maintain a structured schedule while at home. Keep in mind that your children are always used to structure while they’re at school, so this is something that you should always try to maintain each and every day. For instance, during the morning, keep everything the same as if your children were still going to school, and from there, schedule other fun plans for the remainder of the day. This will remind your children that the current situation is not a vacation despite the fact that they may not actually be going to school.