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Tips On Keeping Kids Entertained During Isolation {+ Giveaway!}

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Schools are closed.  Everyone is stuck at home.  Life has been turned upside down.  Are you feeling the stress yet?  Honestly, our days haven’t even been THAT affected since we already homeschooled and I’m feeling the pain.  What’s going on in the world absolutely affects everyone as tension levels increase.  Uncertainty brings about worry and anxiety in many and that can transfer over to the kids.  So my advice to you today is to stop, take a deep breath, and then start planning.  We’ve got some of the best tips on keeping kids entertained during isolation to help lower their worry and anxiety too!

Tips On Keeping Kids Entertained During Isolation

Tips On Keeping Kids Entertained During Isolation

1)  Make A Weekly Plan (But Be FLEXIBLE!)

The best part of being home with the kids and now ‘homeschooling’ is you have some freedom with the schedule.  If your kids are early risers, great.  However, if they prefer to be night owls and sleep in, let them!  You now have that flexibility.  No more busses to catch (or miss).  Create a schedule but edit to what works for YOUR family.

Tips On Keeping Kids Entertained During Isolation

2)  Find Creative Things To Do As You Homeschool

We know finding things to do when kids are homeschooling can be a bit intimidating.  Especially if you never had any intentions of homeschooling.  However, this is an excellent opportunity to try out learning in different ways.  Being creative helps develop your child’s sense of curiosity and imagination and, also, certain tasks can advance fine motor skills.

Tips On Keeping Kids Entertained During Isolation

3)  Talk To Your Kids And Build Relationships

During this unprecedented time, set aside a part of your day to just talk to your kids.  Work on building relationships with them that may have gotten pushed to the side during the busy-ness of typical life.  Ask them how they are feeling about their experiences of not being in school. It’s the perfect time to practice using adjectives for emotions.

Tips On Keeping Kids Entertained During Isolation

4)  Encourage Active Kids

Plan a dance party at home.  Take a nature walk and do a scavenger hunt.  Play in the backyard.  Just take some time each day to get moving and active.  It helps brighten moods and is a healthy thing to do!

Tips On Keeping Kids Entertained During Isolation

Stock Up On A Variety Of New Toys, Games, And Fun Things To Do

This is hard.  Adjusting to a new way of life takes time.  So stock up on some fun, educational, and new stuff to help make the transition as painless as possible.

Tips On Keeping Kids Entertained During Isolation - Fun Toys, Games, & Accessories (Educational And Fun)

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