Are you having a tough time at home, struggling to keep your kids occupied and entertained, during these quarantine times? We feel you!
No doubt spending time with kids takes us on a nostalgic ride and helps to reminisce our own childhood. But keeping them engaged actively during these difficult times, parents need to work round the clock, and come up with fun ideas that can keep them occupied.
To solve your problem, we have listed down some great fun ideas that our library members are doing to keep their kids engaged in this stay at home situation.
1. Play ‘Tongue Twisters’: Not everyone can get a tongue twister right in his first try. But don't worry keep practising along with your kids and you’ll share a lot of laughter moment when you or they do it wrong! To start with you can try some of our favourites:
- Two witches- 'If two witches were watching two watches, which witch would watch which watch?'
- Greek Grapes – ‘Greek grapes, Greek grapes, Greek grapes.'
- Wood Would – ‘How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?'
2. Play ‘Word Games’: Encourage your kids to play word games to help them improve their vocabulary and increase their knowledge. While Atlas is too mainstream these days, try these quirky new themes:
- Animal body parts
- Daily routines
- Emotions and feelings
3.‘Short Stories’: Kids love to hear stories, but this time do it little differently. Ask them to read a story to you. This is a great way to help them with pronunciation and vocabulary. Some of our evergreen favourite short stories are:
- Jack and the Beanstalk
- Little Red Riding Hood
- Goldilocks and the three bears
- The greedy hippo
- The clever monkey.
4.‘Poems’ recitation: Reading and reciting poetry can have a profound effect on the development of your child. It helps them focus on a specific task, train their senses, exercise memory, and tune their ears. Few handpicked poems for you are:
- The way to the park
- Spring to winter
- Games of chores
- Being healthy
- Moving house
5. Sing ‘Songs’: This one gonna be the most exciting! Have a karaoke session with your kids and enjoy the live performance. Music will help your kids to learn the sounds and meaning of words, making it lot easier than ever. Here’s our playlist for you to sing and shake a leg:
- Feelings are feelings
- If you’re happy and you know it
- The little piggy
- Dean and Pearl
- Chocolate Cake
You can check more fun activities here