Because of the pandemic, families are spending significantly more time at home than they did at this time last year. While many kids understand what’s going on and the need to stay at home, it doesn’t make it any more pleasant. Kids get bored easily without a plan for structured activity. As a parent, you might be asking yourself, “what can I do?”
Parents have a tendency to recommend the obvious; reading, playing a board game, etc. When children reject those ideas, they end up sitting idly at the computer or television, and sometimes they even pick fights with each other. Times like these call for more creative ideas
The infographic, Engaging At-Home Activities for Kids, suggests a variety of ideas you might not have thought of otherwise. The piece provides ideas for crafts, learning and healthy activities that can keep kids occupied for hours. You might even catch a break and get some of your own work done!
Most of these ideas are cheap and don’t require a lot of money or resources. In fact, many of these suggestions involve using free online resources. As long as you have an internet connection and a printer at home, you can provide kids new coloring pages, puzzles, games and math worksheets. It’s easy, and we hope our suggestions are only the beginning of ideas for keeping your kids busily learning!
Take a look at the infographic we created to let you in on a few ideas that we came up with for combating boredom at home. We hope you use these as a springboard to come up with more ideas. Whatever you may think of the Internet for kids, remember: It’s a helpful resource for children’s learning websites and activities. Read on if you’re ready for your kids to start having fun at home!