Updated: Aug 4, 2020
For many of us, this is the first time we have experienced a mandatory “shelter in place”. This is new and scary for all of us. Many of us are trying to juggle work while managing kids. We are less than 24 hours in, and I feel like my kid’s energy level is rising which is accompanied with more yelling, more fighting and more tears.
I created a list of Mommy Survival Tips that I wanted to share with you. Here are a few thoughts and lessons I have learned from teachers, homeschoolers and rockstar moms: Create a Schedule – Kids thrive on routine. It helps children to understand what is coming next. Routines and schedules give children a sense of security and control which is much needed in this new and scary time. Tip: Be patient with yourself and the children. It can take a few days for them to adjust to the schedule. Stay consistent and they will catch on. Limit Screen Time – It may seem easier to hand them the iPad or put on a movie. Too much screen time can actually cause children to act out more in the long run. Move – Find creative ways to get the kids up and moving every day, multiple times in the day. Here is a list of FREE & EASY ideas and activities to help you keep the kids entertained while you keep your sanity. Education ABC Mouse (30 day free trial) iReady (At home printables) Prime Reading for kids (Have Prime? Check out the books available to read!) Magic School Bus Chemistry Kit Move Cosmic Yoga on YouTube Just Dance for Kids on YouTube Family Hide & Seek Game Indoor Scavenger Hunt Arts & Crafts HappinessHomeMade.com will send you daily craft ideas!
Tasteofhome.com – 20 Easy Recipes for Kids to Make Virtual Field Trip San Diego Zoo Farm Tour Louvre U.S. Space & Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL Monterey Bay Aquarium Family Time Movie Night – Bring back your childhood favorite movies and share with your kids Game Night – Card games, board games or charades Cook Together – Out of bread? No problem! Make it together Play 20 Questions The Corona Virus is horrible. What our world is going through is horrible, and I would not wish this on anyone. But the fact is, this is where we are at. I will find the silver lining and spend some much-wanted time bonding with my children. Together we can get through this! XOXO Sabline