In times of global uncertainty, it feels tremendously reassuring to see communities come together in efforts to spread joy and creativity. We understand the news right now is challenging to engage with, and many families are working hard to stay on top of their full-time jobs as well as keeping their children busy. So we set out to find ways to keep kids (and adults!) busy and creative. Best of all? Each of these tips are offered at no cost from the fitness pros, artists, educators, and musicians offering them.
Many fitness professionals are turning to platforms like Zoom and YouTube to share at home workouts with their followers. Check out fitness experts like Yoga with Adrianne for a kid friendly flow!
Need something a little more high energy? Try creating an at home workout. Clear enough space in your living room, and make sure you put something down on the floor—like a yoga mat—if you don’t have carpet. Set a timer for 10 minutes, and try and get through as many rounds as possible. If you have younger kids, reduce the time to 5 or 6 minutes.
- 20 jumping jacks
- 3 push ups (okay to drop down on your knees!)
- 20 bodyweight squats
- 10 sit-ups
Need more lesson plans? Try taking your kids on a visit to a virtual museum. Google Arts & Culture has created an extensive library of online exhibits that are free to browse to keep your whole family educated and entertained.
Up until March 31st, the Berlin Philharmonic is offering the public a free voucher for access to all concerts and films in the Digital Concert Hall. Playing classical music the background is a great way to keep the energy calm and focused while your kiddos are busy with their school lessons or even while they’re playing quietly so you can get your work done.
Looking for more?
Order our Play It! and Built It! series. Put those LEGOS to good use and learn to build all kinds of intricate structures and landscapes with your kids. Or keep up those music lessons by following along to the Play It! guides.
You can download the E-book today and have it sent straight to your mobile device.
We hope these four ways offer a little inspiration to your social distancing routine(s). It’s a challenging time for everyone, so knowing people are looking after one another in the community can help bridge the distance we’ve all been prescribed to.
Tune in next week for a Q+A with Child Psychologists on ways to talk to your children about anxiety. Looking for more ways to decompress? Head over to our blog where we have posts about how to manage stress, build a journal practice, and even learn to meditate!
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