Entertaining Children During Lockdown

A bit of a different article for this week. As you are no doubt aware Melbourne is 2 and a half weeks into its second lockdown and there are many households with children who are getting back into the homeschooling process and limited ability to get outdoors and see friends.

Entertaining Children During Lockdown

A bit of a different article for this week.  As you are no doubt aware Melbourne is 2 and a half weeks into its second lockdown and there are many households with children who are getting back into the homeschooling process and limited ability to get outdoors and see friends.

This means there are a number of parents (including our family) who are working from home full time, whilst trying to home school their children and find ways to continue to get exercise and keep moving and find new ways to entertain young children.

With that in mind I have collated some resources from various sites to help you keep the children entertained and occupied:

30 Days of Lego Play.

If you have children who enjoy their Lego this may be one for you.

https://thatbricklife.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/LEGO30daysofplay.pdf

50 fun activities for kids in lockdown.

A variety of activities in this one.  Most people will find something that will help keep the kids entertained.
https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/family/50-fun-activities-kids-lockdown-different-ways-keep-your-children-entertained-home-arts-and-crafts-gardening-and-even-diy-2544148

29 activities to keep them busy.

Split by age group to help see what’s useful.
https://www.marieclaire.co.uk/life/29-kids-activities-during-lockdown-691585

Lockdown activities for the kids.

A mix of online and offline activities to keep them occupied.
https://www.vervemagazine.co.nz/lockdown-activities-for-the-kids/

42 Free indoor activities for kids to do in lockdown.
https://www.kidadl.com/articles/free-indoor-activities-for-kids-to-do-in-lockdown

50 fun things to do with the kids in lockdown.
https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-news/50-fun-kids-activities-home-17975046

As always in this situation, it’s tough to balance time requirements between work and children as well as manage screen time effectively.  The best piece of advice I have heard is to just relax and do the best you can.  The juggling won’t always work and you will drop a ball – no one is perfect.  Accept it, pick it the ball back up, keep juggling and move on.  Everything will be fine!

I couldn’t write this without also mentioning that your favourite video conferencing of the messaging tool is a great way for kids to keep in touch with friends and family during this time, and can also be a great way to kill some time for them.

Please stay safe and look after your family, friends and the community.

For more information or support please contact me at lifestyle@roadmapit.com.au

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