Quarantined? Here Are a few Ways To Keep Your Kids Busy. Sahil Khajuria, Principal – Satluj World School Hiranagar
Worried about your children getting bored?
Given the current COVID-19 outbreak, most schools are shut down across cities. Many parents are now quarantined with their kids. Their biggest nightmare is to keep their restless and enthusiastic kids busy inside the house. It can get tough to keep looking for new occupations for your children when you are confined to the four walls of your house. Here are 6 ways you can keep your kid entertained given the impending chances of quarantine amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.
Puzzles are a good way to keep your child busy and occupies. They are a good occupation for children and adults alike. Both you and your kid can spend hours completing one of those 1000-piece puzzles. They are fun and help in the cognitive development of your child. They encourage problem-solving abilities and boosts memory.
Art and craft
Both parent and child can have fun doing art and craft when in quarantine. Stock up on a few art supplies and pieces of paper and you can keep your child busy even as you work from home. It will help your child develop a creative mind as well. And, once the quarantine is over, you can get the artwork framed and you instantly have new, personalized décor for your house.
The time spent in quarantine can be put to good academic use as well. You can get your kid to solve math and language workbooks to help him keep in touch with the school. It gives you child practice making him ready for when school reopens. It also takes the weight off your shoulder of not having spent the time at home productively. Workbooks are a good way to work on areas where your child is weak if any.
Spending time making meals is the best way you and your child can spend time together. This is the best way to try something different to cook every day. Get your children to cook their favourite dishes. It gives you a chance to bring that dusty cookbook out and have fun cooking with your children.
Read a book
This is a good time to get your child into the habit of reading. They now have a lot of time on their hands as they have nowhere to go. Read a book to them every day. This will help them develop their vocabulary and language skills. For older kids, give them a reading goal for the weeks when they are at home and encourage them to complete it. World Book Online has a fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks for children to access at home for FREE. They have books suitable for all ages and if your child is not quite the reader that’s OK, they also have audiobooks and then he/ she can still give a summary of what they have just heard.
Stay home Stay safe and have a great family time