What to do to keep our children physically and mentally active at home?
Working from home and homeschooling can be overwhelming for parents, but it is an adjustment for kids, too. They miss their friends, routines, teachers, and classes. To help your family make this time of crisis feel a little more normal, our number one recommendation is to do what works best for your family. Our second recommendation is to preserve your family time because whether you choose to keep a schedule or not, there is always time to have fun!
We’ve already talked about reasons to reduce screen timehere, now we’ll give you 10 extra fun activities to enjoy indoors with its own special playlist.
Studieshave found that dancing can reduce stress, depression, and anxiety, and can boost self-esteem. It's a great exercise for kids' hearts and bones! And don’t worry about the songs, we’ve put together the perfect playlist for your party: Let's dance!
As your kids accomplish each reading task, they should cross off each bingo square. To inspire their imagination and get them ready to a magic world of play pretend, start with some audio stories. Listen to The Coolest Children’s Stories.
There’s no talking in this activity, but you can always have a great playlist playing. Do you dare toSing-Along? In this game, there're just you and your family acting something out. It’s a classic boredom-saver. If you don’t know how it works don't worry, Family Educationexplains it all.
Time to be creative and try new flavors! Get whatever you have laying around the house, and that’s what’s going on your homemade pizza. Who knows, you might have a new favorite. Listen toPizza Doughon Spotify to set the mood!
Find a clean sock (preferably), that's long enough to cover your arm. You can be as creative as you wish with your kids when decoration it. Slip the sock on so your fingers are in the toe area and enjoy this theatrical afternoon. Listen to this greatSesame Streetplaylist for inspiration.