During the coronavirus stay at home order that many of us throughout the UK are enduring, it can be challenging to keep your children entertained and happy. And even though we have to stay indoors most of the time, it doesn’t mean that we can’t have fun. Here are some ideas to get your kids having fun and keep them entertained during self-isolation:
Stay Actively Engaged In Personal Interests- most children have a fun personal hobby or something that they like to do. It’s a good way to keep their body moving and their mind stimulated. From painting, crafting and drawing, to sports or some other garden area activity there are many activities that kids can do.
Watch Comedy Films- children love to watch comedy films. Smiles and chuckles release the endorphin hormone that keeps them feeling happy and this can lead to a stronger immune system.
Dine With Family Members Each Day- children love eating with dinner as a family as it becomes a part of their social activities. Mealtimes are the moment when the entire family comes together and it’s an opportunity for children and parents to catch up. Eating together with family can ensure interaction and contentedness.
Do Fun Exercise- exercise doesn’t have to be tedious and tiring for children. Fun exercise isn’t only good for physical health, but also make people feel good and reduce stress. Light- or medium-intensity exercise could help to increase strength and flexibility among children. They can gain a positive body image and improve their confidence.
Read Captivating Books- reading can be an engrossing activity for anyone. It’s a great way for children to have fun, while keeping their mind active and engaged. Regular reading habits can increase cognitive capabilities, improve sleep quality, reduce stress and maintain memory retention. Depending on personal preferences, children could read comedy, fiction, historical or non-fiction books. It’s easy to get immersed in a well-told storyline.
Maintain Contact With Loved Ones- for children, the best experience during a stay at home experience is to stay connected with loved ones. If possible, you should contact their grandparents on a weekly basis.
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