How To Structure Your Day With Kids While You’re in Isolation
Sticking to a predictable schedule during isolation can help families stay focused and reduce anxiety. Here’s a sample schedule and activity suggestions for all ages…
With a growing number of families forced to stay at home to avoid the spread of coronavirus, the question on every parent’s lips is: how will we keep the kids entertained while we try to get some work done?
Your best bet is to map out a daily schedule that includes outdoor time, learning time, creative time, quiet time, free play, chores, meals and snacks. The predictability and structure will help reduce anxiety for all family members and provide a sense of normalcy… and fun! You should also maintain regular bedtimes to ensure everyone is well-rested.
Below is a sample schedule for families with school-age children. You can print it out or create your own based on your family’s interests and needs. If you have a baby, you can add developmentally appropriate activities to the schedule, such as walks in the stroller, tummy time and reading aloud.
Our Favorite Learning Tools
In addition to lesson plans and educational apps, you can use these wonderful tools to extend on your child’s learning. The Best learning tools are:
- Flash cards
- Alphabet pictures
- Coding sets
- Science kits
- Craft sets
- Gardening sets
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Make counting fun with these flash cards featuring numbers on one side and illustrations of the same number of objects on the other. There are also six cards that feature simple math problems.
Develop your child’s literacy skills with this beautiful alphabet tray. The 26 letter tiles lift to reveal a corresponding word and picture.
Cubelets are robot blocks that teach children about robotics, engineering, design thinking, tactile coding and computational thinking. The possibilities are endless!
Create three different awe-inspiring natural disasters and learn the principles of science while you’re having fun.
Our Favorite Creative Tools
Kids will learn just as much from these amazing creative toys as they will from their formal lesson plans.
Crafty kids go crazy for this 1000-piece craft set that includes wooden pieces, pom poms, googly eyes and so much more.
My First Garden comes with everything you need to plant, grow and harvest fresh herbs and vegetables at home.
Featuring more than 300 easy-to-build PolyM blocks, the Hape Medieval Castle develops creativity and strengthens problem-solving skills.
The time has never been better to learn a musical instrument! With a Loog guitar and the accompanying app, kids can play songs right away and feel inspired to keep learning.
Our Favorite Books
Help your child develop a love of reading that will last a lifetime with these captivating books.
Mudpuppy’s four-book set introduces children to incredible women who have changed the world.
This classic picture book had been delighting children of all ages for more than 40 years.
Online Resources For Kids
Here are a few great online resources for indoor exercises and activities.
- We’ve curated a selection of the best screen-based and screen-free educational tools to keep your children’s minds sharp during isolation…
- Parents around the world are faced with the difficult task of trying to explain COVID-19 to their children. Here’s how to inform and reassure them in our guide to talking to children about Coronavirus.