Week of April 6th
How To Get Children Social (From a Distance)
As our national guidelines for social distancing continue through the end of April, it's crucial to consider how to continue to maintain relationships for your kids. Seeing someone face to face is imperative for our children during these times of isolation. According to psychology today, “Video chat allows us to see the other person’s nonverbal behaviors, which alerts us to their mood and allows for clearer, more effective communication. In times where people are socially isolated, rich nonverbal cues can be even more important because they provide a feeling of “presence” that audio-only phone calls lack. On video chat, grandparents can see their grandchildren’s mannerisms and friends can be reminded of each others’ funny or endearing quirks.”
This week's blog has information on different outlets for video chatting so you can set your child up for their very first virtual playdate! I have used quite a few different apps for both social and work related calls.
What To Do When You Hear, "I'm Bored."
No matter how many virtual playdates, how much school work, or how fabulous your at-home schedule is, you're bound to hear the dreaded, "I'm bored." Click the link below from Big Life Journal for a FREE download of a Stay-At-Home Self-Care Kit. It has the following:
Indoor games and activities
"I'm Bored" for kids
"Things I Can Do" for teens
Stay-At-Home Resource list
My Daily Learning Projects template