#LearningAtHome – Ideas for parents
The challenge of staying home with children. Ideas in times of pandemic, but not only.
Discover some indoor activity ideas for parents and children #StayAtHome
Since the coronavirus was declared a pandemic, parents have been confronted with a number of unprecedented challenges and circumstances. The entire family is at home, children don’t go to kindergarten or school and, whilst also discharging their work responsibilities, adults support their children’s development. All these generate uncertainty, resulting in higher levels of stress and anxiety.
We can respond positively to this situation and take advantage of the time we now have on our hands.
The UNICEF in Romania Team has launched a 15-day challenge, where they invited bloggers, vloggers, opinion leaders, parents, and teachers to come up with ideas for parents staying home with their children. We are looking for concrete examples of educational or recreational activities to do at home, in particular with young children.
We thank all those who answered the challenge and encourage you to continue to send ideas!
Here are some of the suggestions we have received so far:
Sometimes, the best of fun comes from the simplest of ideas. Do you remember the street games you used to play? Well, we can continue the adventure in the house with next to no effort. Set aside some coloured sticky tape, a tape measure and about 5 minutes for the operation “Sitting Room Hopscotch”.
Thank you, Anca and Ema (tandem blog - https://www.blogintandem.ro), for your idea!
🌟 Pregătiți banda adezivă colorată, o ruletă și vreo 5 minute pentru operațiunea Șotronul din sufragerie. Vă mai amintiți lista de jocuri ale copilăriei de care vă povesteam ieri? Anca și Ema de la Blog in Tandem ne-au oferit o idee perfectă! 🌈Aștepăm filmulețele și ideile voastre! #LearningAtHome #FunAtHome #StamAcasa #UNICEFPosted by UNICEF Romania on Wednesday, April 8, 2020
These days in particular, reading has become a form of escapism, with countless choices of stories and books. We can dedicate an hour every day to discovering new adventures, interesting characters and useful information.
Thank you, Dana (http://www.danarogoz.com), for inspiring us and for the idea to read the little ones a story Live every day, thus providing them with an imaginary travel voucher and their parents with a short, well-deserved respite.
Cititul, mai ales în perioada aceasta, este o formă de evadare. Dana Rogoz ne povestește cum îi ajută cititul sau ascultatul poveștilor pe copii. 📚📖 În fiecare zi, la ora 16:00, Dana citește LIVE o poveste pentru cei mici, oferindu-le astfel copiilor un bilet de călătorie imaginar și părinților o mică pauză binemeritată. 💙 Îi mulțumim Danei că a răspuns provocării noastre și vă invităm să ne lăsați în comentarii poveștile voastre preferate și ideile de activități indoor. #LearningAtHome #FunAtHome #StamAcasa #UNICEFPosted by UNICEF Romania on Friday, April 17, 2020
While in isolation, we can do a little… organising. While #WeStayHome, we have time to put into practice many home reorganisation ideas, to create the most enjoyable space possible.
Here is a game that involves the kids and teaches them to associate common household items with the places where they are found. The game will develop their creativity and simulate their motricity and graphism.
Thank you, Diana (https://www.dianamihaila.ro), for the creative game!
Have you ever met a child that doesn't like to play pretend in the kitchen? Well, we have 3 ideas for cooking activities that children can do together with their parents. These have the role of helping the little ones to increase their self-esteem, independence, coordination of movements etc. Let's find out what easy recipes we can make together!
We thank Gabriela Hranovschi, Montessori educator, for responding to our challenge!
What do you prepare with the little ones in the kitchen? Tell us or show us in the comments on our Facebook page.