With the recent announcement that Arizona schools are closed amid the COVID-19 outbreak, many of those children are now at home. Some kids relish the idea that they have no school, while parents are now scrambling to find ways to keep them safe, healthy and busy. The latter is where a lot of adults struggling to accomplished especially without too much screen time for their child(re). Here are some ideas that we have put together.
This may not be the most exciting activity for your child(ren), but is ever so important, especially in the middle of a normal school year. Many schools and teacher have prepared packets and worksheets specifically for their students. If you have not received notification as of yet, you can always check on the school’s website or social media pages for direction. Some teachers have even set up on-line virtual classrooms to continue to give academic instruction during this time.
If your child’s school or teacher has not made learning resources available specifically, there are a wide variety of websites and learning packets available on-line. Simply do a search for worksheets on the subject and grade and a myriad of resources will be available to you at your fingertips.
What timing; you child(ren) are home to help with spring cleaning. More specifically, this is a great time for them to look around their room and see if there are clothes or other items that are no longer needed. A “Spring Cleaning Bingo” type game can also be implemented to assist in the cleaning efforts, while still making it relatively fun for your children.
This can actually be attached to spring cleaning as another time consuming yet effective “cleaning” game. Whether it goes along with your spring cleaning efforts or just as a fun game to occupy your child’s attention, be creative and make it fun. This activity can be preformed as a family or independently, with the winner finding all the items on the list.
With all the hustle and bustle of school, work and extracurricular activities we may have gotten out of sync with the ever important “family time”. With many of those things that have occupied our attention being cancelled, postponed or reconfigured, this is the perfect time to re-enforce that bond and love we all have with our children and entire family. Family game nights, family movie nights, in-home skits and plays, reading of books together and even family meal times are some simple yet wonderful ways to spend time with your family.
Let us know what you are doing to help occupy your family’s time during all of this. Post/Comment on our Facebook page ( https://www.facebook.com/weeksandmitchell/) with some ideas we can all share.
This is also the perfect time to look around your home and start preparing your remodel wish list. Once you have that list, give us a call at (480) 961-8995. We are working diligently to provide you with superior remodeling options, while also seeing to maintain the health and safety of you and our employees. Please feel free to take a look at the precautions and procedures we have prepared regarding COVID-19 here: https://weeksandmitchell.com/to-our-valued-clients-and-friends/.
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