As the coronavirus pandemic continue rise in many countries all over the world, more and more families find themselves in isolation and quarantine. For kids, this situation might be scary and boring for them. We love our children, but we have to face it, parenting will be nerve-racking task if we are stuck inside with the children due to the pandemic. No more going to school. Put aside movie theaters. And forget other public places in which you would usually visit. Social distancing is important in this hard situation and that means no play dates as well.
Kids need structure, so it is crucial to create a school-like schedule. First determine a section of your home for learning. When you do not have a separate room, you may use table in the kitchen or living room. Give your child a large box and put essential school supplies based on their age books, notebooks, paper, laptop, crayons, pens etc.).
Second, keep going as usual where your child wakes up and wear their clothes just like they were attending school. Don’t wear pajamas! You want your child to be in class-mode rather than watching TV mode. To increase the ambiance, you may ring a bell or play music while you child marches to the learning room. (more…)