Ten ways for children and parents to enjoy quarantine
It may seem like a mountain to everyone but there is a -creative- way out of the closure
Before his pandemic coronavirus knocked on our door, all of us parents said how much we miss spending creative time with our children and how much we are absorbed in our work. And now that the restrictive measures imposed by the government have entered our lives for good, we ourselves complain and… we are saddened when we think about how we can "command" the little monsters which, full of appetite for play and endless energy, must be chanted. " at home.
Man is a strange creature and this is proven in this case as well. Well, parent's, the opportunity you were looking for to stay with your kids and spend hours together has arrived. Maybe of course you did not count how many these hours will be, but such a time, such words.
The government's restrictive measures to protect him Covid-19 continue, schools, let's not laugh, they are not going to open next week either, they will probably stay closed and then, then the Easter and in combination with the two weeks that the children are already sitting at home… happy month!
But let us not sail. On the one hand this informal quarantine is for the common good and on the other hand there are many things we can do to have fun with them and have fun both we and them.
1. We continue the study
We start from the difficult. Yes, obviously this is not something that will satisfy children and especially elementary school students but it is something that needs to be done and it is definitely creative. Because as we see staying at home will probably take time, children should never lose touch with school. Even from a distance. A repetition of what has already been taught is necessary. Now, if we can teach them some more things through this study then even better.
2. Children's programs on television
When there are readings and extracurricular activities, most of the little ones do not have time to watch TV, unless it is a weekend. In the present coronavirus, however, things are changing and so since we can not avoid it let 's do it creatively. Let's watch a movie. Most children's movies try to convey different social messages to children. We sit with them children us to watch the movie and chat with them about it and its messages. The same can be said for some children's series or even cartoons. In any case, we do not leave them in front of the TV screen and go to another room to drink coffee. We live with them.
3. The "forbidden" video games, tablets and smartphones
Children, with restrictive measures for coronavirus, feel (even if they do not show it) very stressed. Let's roll our eyes a little. Let's play a little more with them video games or their tablets. Always controlled, we allow them to take this "forbidden fruit" in their hands and relax a bit.
4. Reading, reading, reading
Let us now turn to those who need the most work from us. Reading was, is and will be the best and most creative way for a child to have a good time. We sit together and we read (depending on age) a fairy tale, a literary book or even a comic.
A good suggestion would be to get a book with myths which we will dramatize by making sketches or even playing pantomime in order to win the one who manages to find which myth we are referring to.
5. Table treasures
It is impossible to have even one house with small children that it does not have board games. Opportunity to dust them, then. Lay them on the floor and have fun. In this category we can, of course, put the puzzles. And creative and play and most importantly… quiet because he wants the required thinking.
6. Music that always… tames morals
And after we enjoyed the quiet with the table for a while, it was time to make a little more noise. We put the children's favorite music (even if it means that we will not satisfy our own tastes), turn up the volume and follow them in what they do. Do they sing? We sing. Do they dance? We are dancing. Does the donkey fly? Ame! It also takes passengers. Anything as long as they feel like we do it together.
7. Cooking and confectionery because a fasting bear does not dance
At some point in the day you should cook. After all, what are we going to do with all these things that we rushed to buy from the supermarket as if World War III was coming? So this can be fun and not just fun but creative for kids.
Try to make their favorite pie or their favorite dessert together. Give them jobs and roles. Make them feel like they are an important link in the process until the pan is in the oven. They will enjoy it.
8. Household because one has to pick up the chaos that was created
And if you think that once the pan is put in the oven the employment ends and they return to the TV or tablet, you are laughing. Then comes the time of cleanliness. Give them a role here too. Let them do something, anything, even the simplest. As long as they have to work and at the same time learn that they do not put something in the middle and then we leave it there.
9. Painting. Everywhere. Even on walls
Even if there are solutions and things we can do. Put a theme and paint with the children. "Compete" for who will make the most beautiful painting. Try all the techniques. With markers, with wood paints and even with the (always the most fun) watercolors. Paint in blocks. In watercolor even on some wall of their room. They will especially love the latter. Controlled, though. And after we first clarify that this is done only on the specific wall of the house.
In addition, there are always crafts and constructions from simple materials. At the same time, a lot schools At the beginning of the year, they put the clay in the list of things to buy. If it has run out in a house it is also a great idea.
10. Improvised toys
There are two subcategories here. The first concerns the many boxes of toys that we have bought or that have been brought as gifts by friends and relatives. Sit down and play football or little soldiers with the little boys. Dolls with little girls. Put a little imagination. Create stories. Take on roles.
The second concerns games such as hide and seek (if your house is bigger), hidden treasure (if your house is smaller). Many solutions. Appetite to exist…