School's Out - Having Fun Indoors!
This weekend we're painting a big rainbow to stick in our window to give hope to anyone walking past alone. We've previously outlined in this blog post
what we are doing, and will continue to do, to safeguard ourselves and our customers during this outbreak and do our bit in challenging times. Extra time with family is on added bonus but needs to be filled and this can be another challenge.
5LD have some ideas to help amuse and educate your little ones who may be with you for the foreseeable future. You will find many delightful products on our website that are great for indoor fun. We've also amended and enhanced our list of activities and games to be more suitable for the current world climate.
We've left some space at the bottom for you to add your own ideas, some other great ones include:
- Keep a news diary of local and national events
- Write a letter or email to someone special
- Learn a new skill e.g. tie your shoe laces, tell the time, recall the 4 times table, count to 10 in French,
- Do some baking – try to take photos and write the recipe
- Do some gardening and/or plant seeds and record the growth
- Create a dictionary of any new vocabulary you come across – write the definition and each new word in a sentence
- Every Friday put on "Assembly"- a presentation of what has been done and learnt this week.
Be sure to share your best ideas and make others smile with your tales and picture of how you are enjoying the time together.
If you would like a copy of this checklist, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will gladly send one over!
If you are looking for some fab learning platforms check out these below
https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home - can use to read ebooks
The most important thing you can do is not to put too much pressure on yourself. This time will be a time children will look back on as an adventure- time they spent with their Mummy or Daddy, everything was different and exciting. The stress and uncertainty you feel is natural and justified, but this is an opportunity to teach children life skills and play. You are (probably) not a teacher. By all means try to keep a schedule- routine is good, but remember you need time to work / relax/ play as well.
Be reassured you are not alone. It may feel like you are, but you aren't. We must work together to get through this. There is always hope and there is always something to be thankful for.
The most important thing is to keep our families safe, look after ourselves and stay as well as you can. Think of others and make sure we all help those less fortunate in our communities.
Stay Safe, Love Cathy & Rosina
P.S- I am MASSIVELY grateful to each and everyone of you who keeps supporting us, via shares and likes on our social media, or by placing orders- it is so important to support small businesses in the current climate.