My goal was to keep posting as normal to give you a break from all that is going on in the world. A place to turn to that wasn’t about the media, Coronavirus, or statistics. I still plan to continue with those type of posts (affordable style & affordable beauty) but I have to admit it’s a lot harder to do with not being able to browse our local stores for new items!
What have you been doing to embrace the new “normal”? Virtual schooling aka “Crisis schooling” is definitely NOT the same as homeschooling. Homeschool parents spend a great deal of time researching the perfect at home education system that will work for their family/ their individual needs. There are homeschooling community groups for support and local events.
Virtual/Crisis school is a ‘quick fix” to the current pandemic we are facing. Teachers are trying their best to use programs they have never interacted with before, depending upon their grade level and technology background. Parents along with their children are being asked to limit all interactions to only ones deemed “essential”. There is nothing normal about it. This was not planned for. So, even though your kids may not talk about it they miss their in person friend/classmate interactions, their daily routine, that predictability that gives them security and structure. Give yourself GRACE as well as your children. Don’t create busy work that you and your kids will hate. It’s okay to take it one day at a time and JUST BREATHE! Try to do FUN things around the house!
In our house I have tried my best to get the kids outside in our backyard everyday! A little fresh air and vitamin D help a lot! Even the parents 😉 . Some things my kids have enjoyed doing during our outside time are:
- Creating vibrant pictures
- Taking turns being goalie
- Running around & cooling off
- Making the cars sparkly
- Playing their made-up game “Minecraft real life”
- Attempting our own edible plants
- Sprucing up our flowerbeds while wearing SPF & sunhats *I bought is adjustable & packable visor for a trip that got canceled but it has really come in handy while weeding!)
On rainy days/inside days some things my kids have enjoyed doing (some more than others- LOL 🙂 ) are:
- decluttering their rooms (making a donation pile for later)
- making vibrant pictures
- playing their favorite game
- building with Legos
- Bringing the beach to the house
- Making different creations
- Learning how to sew
- Cooking/baking with Mom & Dad
- Brining camping to the house
- Having a dance party listening to our favorite music
- Art class with our nails (kid-friendly)
What are some things your family has been enjoying outside/inside?
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