With schools closed around the globe because of the coronavirus pandemic and the magnitude of those closures looking increasingly long, parents find it difficult to juggle ‘work from home’ and full-time parenting.
In almost all the schools in most. of the countries, kids are made to attend online learning sessions. In other cases, this is the best time for the kids to spend as much time with their folks and learn all that they could not at school.
Being stuck at home does not mean we have to go bonkers with boredom. Take it this way, you have a lifetime opportunity to bond with your kid and groom him/her into a finer version of yourself.
From the future Picassos to the next Indiana Jones, here’s how to keep them occupied.
Learning to look at the brighter side, always
We have done enough grumbling about people not adhering to government safety norms, spouses not lending a helping hand in the kitchen, it’s not time to look at the better side of everything. Did you make your little one realize the ozone is fixing itself, the air quality index has come down significantly, the Dolphins have returned and the birds are chirping like never before. You have enough time to teach your little ones the significance of the term sustainable living.
Limit the screen time, but make it fun
According to W.H.O., kids should get only 1-hr of screen time. Now this is the ideal technique to integrate the interactive learning content into them. There’s a wide range of homeschooling and online learning games like SKIDOS which lets your 2-10 year olds enjoy customized learning.
The platform has 30+ learning games. Kids Bath – One of the games teaches hygiene practices for the kids in a fun way. With the help of this game, you can ensure that your kids can learn the best practices to keep themselves clean during the Covid 19 outbreak
Designate blocks for household chores
It’s the time of Global Lockdown , so let them loose with some pots and pans.
Toddlers like feeling useful. Leave clothes, dustpan and broom within easy access so they can ‘help’ you clean. Allow them to ‘sweep’ their room, wash their utensils and fold their clothes. This age group has a keen eye for the smallest things, it’s the best time for them to learn gardening. If a child sow seeds, he/she will water it daily to thrillingly watch it grow into a plant. Reverse psychology, you see.
Young chefs in making
It’s a treat for mothers to watch preschoolers roll up their sleeves, measure flour, knead dough, and bake from scratch. Once the output comes out of the oven smelling delicious, these young bakers are proud of what they have made. DIY baking is another interesting early home science training you can give to your children through online learning apps. SKIDOS has enough ‘learning to bake’ games in the store.
Did you know: SKIDOS Bakery Game helps kids master their mathematics skills and develop their interest in coding.
Introduction to the globe (Geography)
Learning about maps can be made meaningful and fun by making maps a part of your kids’ environment.
We often come across seven or eight-year-old students who can’t name more than fifteen or sixteen countries, or tell you the difference between a continent or a country. These students are otherwise quite smart – they can solve math problems well above their reading level, but simply haven’t been taught that much about maps or geography.
Open a world map on your phone or ipad and spot places where you’ve been and where you want to go. There are a lot of kids learning apps that engage children with quizzes, interesting trivia related to physical features, people, or food from those places.