We are no doubt in the middle of one of the most challenging times of our lives. With Covid 19 at our doorstep and much of the world in lockdown or partial lockdown, this can be a very scary time for everyone and especially for children. Their routines have been completely disrupted. They will be missing their friends and classmates. So how do you help ease the anxiety for your children and get them through these tough times?
First and foremost, if your child is asking questions about the virus it is important that you answer the questions at the child's level. Talk about what is being done to keep people safe from the virus. It is important to stay positive and focus on things that you can control. I am seeing so many social media posts from parents who are searching for specific curriculum for their school-aged children and are worried about their children missing out on the end of the school year. I want to remind parents that school is not the only avenue to education.
Did you know that teaching your child to sew will help develop their fine motor skills, teach patience, improve communication skills, improve their ability to understand and follow instructions, engage their imagination, and if taught properly boost their self-confidence?
The key to success is how you teach your child (more on this in a later blog).
Here are some resources that I found to help you get creative with your kids.