5 Ways To Entertain Children At Home During Omicron Pandemic

5 Ways To Entertain Children At Home During Omicron Pandemic

12 Feb 2022 | 5 min Read

Manisha Pradhan

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Omicron the new COVID- 19 variant is here. This new variant is affecting kids as much as adults.

The virus is spreading like wildfire and even though experts say that it’s mild, parents, cannot help worrying about it. While some states like Maharashtra have announced the opening of schools soon, some other states have not yet announced the re-opening of schools. Parents are still worried about sending their kids outdoors and most kids are spending time indoors.

While we hope and pray as parents for our kids’ safety during such tough times, what if our children get affected with this new variant of the COVID-19 virus? How do we help our kids to isolate? How do we keep them busy when they are home isolated or indoors?

For kids who are always active and love the outdoors, being restricted to staying at home can be quite frustrating. Your primary focus for most of the day is to generate new ideas and activities for kids, to keep them busy and engaged.

We have sorted this situational crisis for you, with some ideas that could help with keeping your kids engaged, happy, and disciplined, in your personal surroundings.

1. Scheduling

A routine chart motivates kids to do tasks and activities more efficiently

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To begin with, designing a schedule for routine activities would be a great start. All you’ve got to do is sit with your child for a while and discuss with them the different activities that they fancy, and make a timetable for them.

Make it a point to make them follow this schedule daily. This not just promotes discipline, but also makes your kid feel at ease when they’re sure that everything they need to do is on the list.

  • This motivates them to do tasks and activities more efficiently and instills in them an idea of regulation and direction, which for sure is going to help them in the future, to always respect the value of time.
  • While scheduling, also makes sure there is space for relaxation because as they say, ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’

2. Cooking

Cooking is simply fun, to say the least. It is not just something that everyone must know but also helps in overall brain development. That’s not all, it’s also a great way to bond with your kids.

  • You could give your kid cooking lessons, this does not have to mean anything huge, it could be a simple salad on one day and a sandwich on the next, progressively increasing the difficulty levels.
  • Besides your child would be extremely excited to present before your the family the new skills they learnt in the kitchen, and also to consume something they’ve created on their own. Encouraging them to inculcate another basic life skill on the go.

3. Crafts and Art

Indulging your kids in arts and crafts is not only a great pass time but also allows your kid to grow their wings of creativity.

  • The activity keeps them busy for hours and also gives their brain grounds for structural behavior, and inspires them.
  • Provide them with a simple sketchbook, some glue and glitter, and sketch pens, and see how they get to the task.
  • It also boosts concentration, helps with their innovative abilities, and creates space for them to focus on essential aspects of the very art they’re creating, and for every reason, there is, you must encourage them.

4. Gardening

Saif Ali Khan & Taimur bond over some gardening

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Gardening is one such activity that will help your kid, understand the cycle of life in itself. You can teach them how and where food comes from, how things are supposed to grow. Watch how your child nurtures the plant every day.

It’s ok if you don’t have a garden, you can help your kids plant things on your windowsill too!

  • Teach them how to plant seeds, and ask them to take care of these every day by watering them. Show them how the little plants come to life.
  • This activity gives them a chance to see how the food they eat grows.
  • Growing a vegetable from scratch and then cooking it once it is ready always excites children. They also learn about the value of food.

5. Yoga

Yoga is good for children’s overall mental and physical well-being. We are all aware of how the art of yoga is an ancient discipline and has been taught and learned for centuries now.

  • It helps keep their energy levels high, also reduces stress and anxiety in the process, and is incredibly essential for having good health and leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • Practicing yoga with your kids is all the more a win because it helps in incorporating in them a motivation to practice it daily. They learn to make it a part of their daily life if you start them young.
  • There are also various online sessions for children’s yoga, that you might want to try, which are scheduled and ones that you can schedule according to your routine.

The pandemic was quite unpredictable. However, on the brighter side, you do get a chance to spend more time with your family and work at building healthy relationships with them.

Engaging yourself in the activities your child likes is also fun be a way to bond with them.

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