How many people have been spending more time in their homes since the entire covid-19 situation. Since the global pandemic started people were forced to stay indoors and not only was this complicated on the parents but also on the kids. While parents we’re adapting to a new living situation, they also had to prepare their kids to spend the majority of the time indoors. For parents this meant keeping your kids entertained while being at home.
Just like adults, kids need to be entertained in order to avoid feeling anxious from the lockdown, they also had a major change in their daily routines and even their sleeping habits, and now they have to get used to it. Beforehand it was easier on the parents as they could take their kids on playdates, to the park, to the movies, or to perform numerous activities outside of the home in order to keep their kids entertained. It is definitely complicated to find the same type of entertainment. Here are a couple of tips and tricks you can do to keep your kids entertained at home.
1. Paint or Draw
Use hand crafts to keep your kids entertained for a while. Help them do things aside from beings in their phones. Having your kids use their creativity in their imagination will not only keep them entertained, but it will definitely boost their artsy side, and help them get more in touch with their senses.
2. Use your garden or terrace for outdoor space
Although being at home means not leaving the house this doesn’t mean that you can’t use your outdoor space or your garden for different activities. Having an outdoor space is definitely an advantage since you can do a lot of things outdoors without necessarily leaving the house. How do kids play in the garden from soccer to even playing with a hose or the sprinklers, have them do different types of activities outside so that they don’t feel that they have been indoors for a while.
3. Keep Electronics Limited
Electronics are definitely a good distraction and a great way to keep kids entertained at home however, it is not the only thing you want them to do art every hour of the day. Spending their entire day glued to the screen can even hurt your kid’s eyes in the long run. Make sure that you keep their electronic time-limited, and that if they are using it, they are at least learning something. Instead of being online have them do a couple of more things around the house, to replace the time that they would like to spend in front of the computer.
4. Pick up on family activities
The most important part about keeping your kids entertained is actually interacting with them. Pick out activities you can do as a family and make sure that you use this time at home to bond with your kids. Pick out activities that you all can do, and that will definitely entertain everyone, for instance watching movies, playing board games, or even have them pick what they want to do, and make sure you involve yourself in their activities, show interest in what they do, and make sure quality family time is spent.