Keeping your kids entertained can be challenging at the best of times but throw in the nightmare of a global pandemic and things get even harder. It’s no surprise just how hard it’s been for those with children to keep them happy when a lot of the time they’ve been stuck inside. With that being said, here are some tips to keep your kids happy during a pandemic.
Try Not To Talk Too Often About The Pandemic
The dreaded P-word has certainly become something that many of us adults have tired of hearing but it’s something that can be frightening for children to constantly hear. With so much conversation in daily life bound to be related to the pandemic, it can be easy to show your concerns and worries about the situation in front of your children.
However, in order to help them cope better themselves, it’s good to try and not mention the pandemic too often with your kids present. Instead, it’s good to try and deflect from anything being mentioned where it looks bleak or worrying. Not that they shouldn’t be informed of things like this but it’s good to provide a distraction for the sake of all your mental wellbeing. Too much talk about the pandemic can be hard, especially with loved ones passing or simply having a quality of life that might not be as wonderful as it once was.
Do Activities As A Family
Keeping your kids active during lockdown can be tiring. With so little to do that involves others outside of your household and just general activities that aren’t available, it’s important to try and do more at home. When it comes to activities, try doing more as a family, rather than just letting them do some painting or a puzzle on their own. It’s in times like this that they’ll likely appreciate a bit of social activity that keeps them engaged and having fun.
It certainly can be hard to keep up but it’s good to spend more time with your kids, rather than leaving them to do it all alone.
Always Check In On Them
It’s essential that you’re checking in on them every now and then. A pandemic is certainly something none of us have experienced quite to this scale and level before. It’s changed all of our lives and remains as one of the most devastating events that has happened on a global scale. Albeit, it’s very overwhelming so it’s great to touch base with your children and to ensure they’re doing ok.
Remind Them That This Isn’t Forever
We need to remind ourselves that the pandemic isn’t going to last forever, even though it feels like it’s gone on for long enough. This storm shall pass and we’ll no doubt be grateful for the time we then get to spend with our family, friends and colleagues going forward. Remind your children of the good times to come!
Keeping your kids happy is important so use these tips to help them through this strange time.