12 Feb 2022 | 5 min Read
Author | 1053 Articles
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.
A routine chart motivates kids to do tasks and activities more efficiently
Image Source :mykidsunlimited.com
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.
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.
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.
Saif Ali Khan & Taimur bond over some gardening
Image Source : Kareena Kapoor Instagram
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!
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.
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.
Suggestions offered by doctors on BabyChakra are of advisory nature i.e., for educational and informational purposes only. Content posted on, created for, or compiled by BabyChakra is not intended or designed to replace your doctor's independent judgment about any symptom, condition, or the appropriateness or risks of a procedure or treatment for a given person.