How to make a schedule for kids? This is one query I often get in my social media messengers or during the live sessions with followers?
Is it easy to make a child’s schedule when at home? Well, when kids are at home, they can get bored and stressed out easily. It can be hard to balance online classes, play, and still being organized. We adults ourselves find it really difficult to manage and organize at times, isn’t it?
The ‘school’ is now at home, and kids can’t meet their friends, the old routine and structure of life are changed drastically. Yet kids need to stay active, attend online classes, and find means of recreation at home.
While it’s important to make sure the children get used to the new system at home, but we also have to remember not to overload kids’ schedules.
Let’s see how we can have a daily schedule of kids at home:
Chill out! –
Have you ever noticed when you are hyper in the house, your child suddenly starts acting up and throwing tantrums? It’s because they are exceptionally good at picking up vibes. When vacations are here and the entire family might be around at home, it gets difficult sometimes to balance everything. This is why it’s important to first calm yourself down. Take a deep breath, relax your muscles, and then communicate with your child. Trust me, it works wonders. Take a chill pill mom. It is vacation time; the child’s schedule is going to be naughty!
Bring the monsoon home –
So what if you can’t go out to enjoy the monsoons? There are several ways you can bring it home to your kids. You can still watch the rain from the balcony with snacks. You could make it storytime where the entire family gathers together to enjoy the rain and tell stories from your childhood or grandparents’ childhood from ‘back in those times!’
You can also make alternate water play at home! Children can still make crafts such as paper boats and float them in the balcony. Or if you don’t mind a little mess, you can create a rainy atmosphere indoors. All you need is an old mug with holes in it and some water and voila! Your little one has his/her own tiny shower to dance under. If you want to try something fun and educative, in your child’s schedule teaching them indoor gardening is a good idea because monsoons are the perfect time to learn about growing plants.
Access the free online learning tools available –
Most schools are conducting online classes, but if your kid’s school isn’t going down that road, you can always look up online how to manage online learning of kids in India and find a lot of free resources. Many e-learning websites are offering a range of curricular and extracurricular programs for free during this period. You can also find publishing houses offering free reading materials for all school years. Use this opportunity to make your child’s schedule stay on track.
Engage your child in indoor games –
From Ludo to Carom, a whole lot of multiplayer mobile games are trending now to keep your child recreationally engaged. However, don’t force the little ones into this. Some of them may not be interested in it and that’s okay. There are other ways. For example, engage them in helping you in household chores. But remember, recreation is a matter of choice, not compulsion. Understand their pulse and offer them options accordingly.
It’s important to remember that playing right is a part of grow right too. Make sure they stay physically active at home, hydrated and well-fed. A routine meal plan containing immunity building foods is a must. PediaSure is something that supports their immunity and brain development with its 37 vital nutrients and ensures they are getting their complete and balanced nutrition as well.
There is no restriction on online learning. With a balanced approach, we can make sure the children are growing the right way. Teach them empathy, show them how to help the neighbors, and help them come out in the new world of tomorrow with a better understanding of humanity, love, and compassion. But make sure every part of learning is enjoyable and enlightening to them, not a matter of added burden or stress.
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