We’re at the end of week 4, sheltering in place is feeling a bit more normal. I go from my daytime yoga pants to my night time sweats. The kids have asked to stop going places, because well, we can’t! I’ve had to make sure I get in my steps and take laps around the neighborhood for fresh air, or even just hop in the car for a drive…just to get away. Everyday is a new challenge and while we try to adjust, so do the kids. But is anyone feeling coronavirus cabin fever?
I spoke to parenting expert and author Donna Bozzo, and she have some sound advice and ideas for how to handle being hunkered down during coronavirus. In the video there are a few takeaways, like cook a family meal and re-create a restaurant experience with the kids, or repurposing household items to create finger puppets with the younger babes, and helping the older kids become a bit more domesticated with a good old-fashioned sewing lesson.
And with Easter on the horizon, and many of our normal traditional on hold this year, she suggest spinning the egg hunt into a treasure hunt adventure.
For more advice and ideas from Donna, check out her books What the Fun and Fidget Busters.