Your little tiny tots have the keenest eye to detail. And are really observant. So you can keep them engaged by asking them to sort out their toys in categories or laundry into piles to keep themselves engaged. Your little ones would be delighted to play around with colorful items and satiate their curiosity. Apart from this, you can make them watch educational content on TV and indulge in dance sessions and indoor exercises. This will tire them out and will also give them a good workout.
This age group of kids are wonderfully curious and also have a fascination for anything creative. So all you have to do is let them put out their creativity into sheets of paper and coloring books. There is a whole magnificent world in their heads which they really wish to let out through different mediums. So you can print out pictures from the internet and encourage your kids to color them or give them a sheet of paper to draw their hearts out. Sit with them and put your storytelling skills to test. Encourage them to ask questions and express themselves to their full capacity.
At this age, your kids are on their way to understand and make sense of things for themselves. They want to know that the world is within their reach and they can reach out for the stars if they wish to. Encourage them to help you in household chores, involve them in micro gardening, churn their minds through puzzles, board games, riddles, and word building games. Help them maintain discipline in their lives by allocating specific time for specific activities in the day be it pursuing hobbies, indoor exercising, carrying out chores or turning little bits of things into art and so on.
If your children are in the age group of 8 to 10 years, then do start paying more attention to your children’s Emotional Quotient, apart from their cognitive and academic proficiency. Academic aside, as a parent you need to make sure your kids are empathetic, helpful, and disciplined adults of tomorrow. Encourage them to start maintaining a daily journal where they write about their feelings, thoughts, what they are grateful for etc.
In the age group of 11 to 13, your children are slowly stepping out to the restless, confusing world of adolescence. This stage of childhood is one of the most dreaded parts of every child and parent’s life. Due to your and your kids’ busy schedules juggling work, studies, tuition, and family, you might not be able to spend so much time with each other. But the lockdown is definitely a blessing in disguise. Spend quality time with your children talking about adolescence, growing up and share your stories with them so they know they aren’t alone. This is also the age and the right time to help them develop life skills. So teach them to cook simple recipes from scratch, iron clothes, do laundry and develop social skills.
Contrary to what popular belief says, teenagers are tough to deal with. They really aren’t, they are just confused. And lack of communication on taboo topics on the part of parents tends to confuse them more. So consider this lockdown a great chance to have a heart to heart talk with your adolescent discussing anything and everything under the sun. Apart from this, it's time to teach them lessons that actually come to use in life. So introduce them to the world of banking, insurance, taxes and yes, patriarchy. Sit together and scoop out online tutorials and teach them little lessons through everyday examples. When it comes to career choices this is the time to encourage them to look beyond the usual choice of careers and explore unique career options that might suit their personalities more than society.
So during this lockdown period from a distance it might seem to resemble thick clouds of gloom, but from the comfort of your home, they are nothing but the silver lining of soft clouds. And this is not just a chance to engage your kids with activities but it's a God-given opportunity to touch with them with wise heartfelt conversations and keep them safe inside the home.
So during this period of coronavirus lockdown from a distance might seem to resemble thick clouds of gloom, but from the comfort of your home, they are nothing but the silver lining of soft clouds. And this is not just a chance to engage your kids with activities but it's a God-given opportunity to touch them with wise heartfelt conversations and keep them safe inside the home. Also, this lockdown presents your child with an amazing opportunity to present their talent on a national platform with ‘The League of Extraordinary Kids 2020’, a nationwide talent hunt by Embassy Group. For more details click here