Help Kids Understand Social Isolation
Social distancing can be challenging for adults, so you can imagine its effect on children. Your youngest family members have to grapple with a ton of emotions at a time when they’re out of contact with their friends, a difficult obstacle, to be sure.
You don’t want your child to develop any issues due to the strain. However, safety is paramount, and you also need to keep them safe. With that in mind here are ten ways to help your kiddos exercise their social skills even as they shelter-in-place.
Keep Them Current With Their Studies
Fortunately, your children have no shortage of options when it comes to keeping up with their schooling. How does this help them to socialize?
When they devote themselves to the material, they have more valuable information to share when they participate in virtual class discussions. Platforms such as Outschool and Khan Academy offer dozens of courses that they can take for enrichment or mastery of the basics.
Play Read-at-Home Bingo Online
If you have never played read-at-home bingo, the game goes like this. You draw or print out a bingo card, and you assign various reading tasks to each square. When your child completes that task, they fill in the square.
They can take this game into the virtual world with their friends and a little help from you if they are small. Get together an email list of your child’s playmates and touch base each week to display each youth’s progress and award prizes.