• sangeetaangelakumar

Quarantine Pass time UPDATED (11 September 2020)

Updated: Sep 11, 2020

So this quarantine period and social distancing isn't ending. You've seen all you need to see on Netflix, Disney and Prime and you're kids are finally back to being bored!

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Firstly good on your for occupying them for this long! Secondly maybe I can help. 

I found some fun activities online and on Amazon which could help in enhancing your kids pastime even more. 

1. Educational Apps: These apps are apps that's I use for my daughter and now that there are online classes, I find these apps a great support for her education

TED ED - https://ed.ted.com/lessons

PBS SCIENCE: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrNnk0wFBnCS1awGjq_ijGQ

Story Bots: https://www.storybots.com (also on Netflix)

Brain Child: Netflix

Math Tango (App on iOS and Play Store)

English Worksheets according to your child's age: on Pinterest & Tpt)

Story Tel: (iOS App Store and Google Play)

Khan Academy (iOS App Store and Google Play)

2. Activity oriented 'Toys' : let's face it our kids are bored of their toys so having things their can build is fun!

3. Board Games (for one): I have one child so its always a challenge to know what games to engage her with when I'm busy in the kitchen or working. These are a few which are fun strategic.

Old School Games to play virtually:

A few weeks ago we played battleship with a friend's son. It was the most fun I had the whole quarantine. Unfortunately we couldn't finish the game but this is a cool idea with you have kids who are friends and are far away with the same game at home.

4. Musical Activities

For smaller children:

A unique instrument like the Accordion

For Bigger Children: Get a Guitar

Karaoke Nights:

During this time we as a family enrolled in Simply Piano, its pricey but so good. I would definitely recommend this app to anyone who is interested in learning the piano. 

5. Math Activities 

Tangram is a wonderful math activity which is available on Tpt as well as online. But bought wooden pieces which is nice.

6. Drawing Activities: Resources from Youtube.com and Pinterest.com really have helped us really have helped us. My daughter's favourite resource is https://www.youtube.com/user/ArtforKidsHub

Apps: Sketches and Paper are two apps that are great if you're running out of paper (cost effective and they save the work in PNG format)

7. Learning a Language Books: Learn French, Learn Korean, Learn German, Learn Russian, Learn Chinese Apps: Babbel

Thanks for reading this, hope these resources help you the way they have helped me.


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