Since your kids are unable to go out to school or play this season, they may feel low or bored, and this could affect their health. Hence, it is important to make staying at home fun for them with a few small changes in their routine.Use this time to discover your kids’ hidden talents and unlock their potential.
Here are a few simple yet effective ideas to keep your children engaged at home.
Do Household Chores
Let your children feel involved at home by letting them help you in household chores. Ask them to help you fold clothes or place them on the wardrobe shelves. You could use a detergent like Surf Excel Matic while machine-washing clothes. Read the pack for instructions before use, and always test on a small area first.
The kids could also help you set the dinner table, or assist in dusting (they must wear cloth masks or bandannas while doing this). Make sure you don’t give your children tasks that are too difficult, nor leave them unsupervised. Make cleaning a fun and essential activity in their lives by setting an example yourself.
Do Art and Craft
Stock up on coloring books, water colors, coloring pencils, craft paper, stickers and putty. Make things fun for your children by letting them use old, clean toothbrushes to paint, or even paint with their fingers!
Read a Book
Encourage your children to read more during this time. Reading will keep them busy and calm and help develop their minds and imaginations. You could also read poems and short stories to them in the evenings or before they sleep.
Sing and Dance
What better way to keep your children engaged than to sing and dance with them! Invest in a karaoke set to make it more entertaining for everyone. You can even have a dance-off or play a round of good old antakshari. The giggles and music are sure to set their spirits soaring.
Help them cook
If your child is interested in baking, garnishing or some non fire cooking then now is a good time to let their skills shine. Begin with simple recipes and assist them with the measuring and mixing. Monitor them if they have to use kitchen utensils or the oven. Remember to teach them to wash their hands thoroughly before and after baking. Now, enjoy the sweet delights with the entire family.
With these simple tips, your life at home with your young ones around will be even more rewarding! Teach your kids fun ways to get involved in household chores, and reward them for every accomplishment.