HOW TO BOOST CHILDREN’S MIND IN THIS COVID SITUATION AT HOME
Coronavirus ( COVID -19) is a serious disease that has created a sense of panic and anxiety among everyone, as we all are locked in our houses. Children are suffering the most as they have been restricted from doing any activity outside. To keep them happy, busy, and motivated these are the tips that one can apply to boost your children’s minds.
Organizing indoor games for kids like Chess, Monopoly, Quiz, Puzzles, etc. will help them in learning in a fun way and this will add a push to their thinking capacity and can bring the best out of them.
Gardening is another healthy and fun activity for kids. Here, children can learn how to grow food with kitchen scraps. They will also get the knowledge of different soil and weather conditions. Gardening helps them in being patient and teaches kids about science and nature at the same time.
It is very important to stay fit and healthy during this pandemic. Getting involved in physical activity like Yoga will help kids in relaxing their minds, develop concentration, confidence. Most importantly it increases their flexibility, strength and reduces stress.
Children often tend to imitate what elders do. So it becomes very important to give them time and attention and keeping away from the TV, Mobile phones, etc. It also offers a good bonding experience for them by making a habit of eating together or playing. Special bedtime stories at night improve their language skills and command over pronunciation.
Kids should not be overloaded with their academic lessons. It will create a burden by making them more tired and grumpy. Instead, providing them with shorter lessons with little breaks will encourage them to study more.
Getting the right amount of sleep among kids which should be at least 8 hours benefits their thinking skills, focus strength and improves memory.
Everyone is worried and stressed because of this pandemic. Children may be more irritable as they miss going out enjoy the activities with their friends. Using rewards for good behavior whether it be completing assignments, chores, etc can be a good way to teach them discipline and manners.
The Internet can be a good medium to connect with family and friends with whom we can not meet in person. Kids can interact with their family members who aren’t staying with them which will boost their confidence and ensure that they are safe
By adopting the above tips and by avoiding the constant news about COVID-19 which can be very disturbing for everyone, children often imagine a situation that can be worse than reality, so keeping kids busy and involved with some work can reduce stress and overthink.