Ways to help keep your pre-schooler entertained, happy and safe, and carve out a little space for you, during COVID-19 self-isolation.
Let someone else entertain your kids for a while. This is a great hub of audio stories, singalongs and games to listen along to. It includes stories that help explain COVID-19 for young listeners.
An oldie but a goodie. All you need is a few chairs, a sheet or two and some imagination. Once built, invite teddies and dolls and leave the kids to enjoy. They might even want to camp out in the cubby overnight.
Set out a dolls tea party, box of Lego, colouring books or any games your child and their friends enjoy. Call up their friends for a video chat, then leave to let them play along together.
How about having your own kids No lights No lycra party at home. Turn the lights down, the music on and let them dance like nobody is watching.
For inside or out. There are plenty of scavenger hunt ideas online. Set it up, then let the kids explore the house or garden as they search for the treasures.
Join the global bear hunt. When out for a walk spot teddies put up in windows around your neighbourhood. Or try knitting one yourself with our teddy pattern.
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