The world feels scary right now. Rather than allow your kids to absorb your fear and angst, let them remember these weeks as a time their parents united their family, helped them learn, and made them feel safe. From creating a daily schedule to taking advantage of free virtual resources, check out our tips to #staysanewhilestayingin. 

Tip #1 Create a Daily Schedule: It’s important to keep kids on a reasonable schedule. One way to engage your children in the planning process is to allow each child to choose a daily activity.

Tip #2 Daily Physical Exercise: Avoid staying indoors all day. Similar to a school gym class, include daily physical exercise to your child’s new schedule. Instead of crowded playgrounds, opt for a neighborhood walk or bike ride to get needed fresh air and exercise.

Tip #3 Take Advantage of Virtual Resources: Check out your local library’s website. Some libraries are offering kid-friendly, digital options such as e-books, movies, an e-magazines on their websites. Also check out the “15 Broadway Plays and Musicals You Can Watch On Stage From Home” and #OperationStoryTime, in which popular children’s authors are reading stories and posting to social medias.

Tip #4 Encourage Activity Other Than Screen Time: Whether it’s a fun art project, learning a new recipe or setting u a treasure hunt in your house, allow your child to choose their special activity.

Tip #5 Make Them Feel Safe: The world feels scary right now. Rather than allow your kids to absorb your fear and angst, let them remember these weeks as a time their parents united their family, helped them learn, and made them feel safe.

Created by Olivia Thomas, TownSq Product Manager