* Daily Routine/Structure
– including getting up and on with the day
* Daily Fresh Air
– explore the nature in your area
– go for a run together
– bike rides
– send the kids for a run up and down the pavement
– hopscotch on pavement or patio
– time in the garden
– start a nature journal and sketch something you see outside
* Don’t try and recreate school at home.
* Use the mornings to get big blocks of work done.
* Involving the children in the daily and weekly chores and responsibilities in the house (parents can’t do it all!)
eg. Laying/clearing tables, laundry, meal prep, sweeping, cleaning, emptying bedroom bins, hoovering, dusting, feeding pets, gardening etc
* Get the kids cooking and baking
– Older ones could prepare a meal from scratch following a recipe
– Younger ones can help chopping and mixing etc
* Rest time after lunch – for your sanity!
Ideally in their own rooms/space:
– Doing school work
– Reading a book
– Listening to an audiobook
– Playing in their rooms – lego, dolls, drawing, stickers, construction toys, electronics
– Looking at picture books
* Read stories to them however old they are
– set a time for this so it happens
– lots of recommendations on my blog
* Enjoy more time to:
– play cards and boardgames
– den making
* Learn a new handicraft together
eg. whittling, knitting, sewing, woodwork, claywork, cross-stitch, wet felting, watercolour painting
* Create memories
Do share other ideas in the comments box below to encourage and support each other at this time.
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