Activities to Promote Children's Development
Often during a disaster, to be safe it is important to have everyone stay at home. This is particularly so during a pandemic such as the coronavirus pandemic. Parents are often at a loss as to how to help their children deal with boredom and the inability to go outside. Karen Wood Peyton has written a useful book called: Families on the Home Front: Activities to encourage your child’s development and growth during a pandemic. The book is available free on Amazon. This book contains over 100 activities you can do with your children.
The book is divided into 9 sections:
Social Activities Around the Home (e.g. Have a family game night; Have a family costume party).
Gross Motor Activities Around the House (e.g. have a family scavenger hunt; Have a family workout).
Fine Motor Activities Around the House (e.g. Play Board Games; Play with Blocks).
Fun Food Activities (e.g. Do a Blind Taste Test; Host an International Dinner Night).
Learning Time (e.g. Organize a Show and Tell; Go to the “Museum”).
Lights, Camera, Action! (e.g. Do a Talent Show; Watch Old Home Movies).
Make and Create Activities (e.g. Build a Fort; Make and Illustrate a Book).
Outdoor Activities (e.g. Collect Leaves; Play Freeze Tag).
Self-Care Activities (e.g. Nutrition; Hygiene; Sleep).