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There are both negatives and positives to being stuck at home these days. But one positive is that we are home with our children. During the COVID 19 stay-in-place orders, there are five easy Life Lessons to Teach Kids during the lockdown. Let’s jump right in and see the fun things we can do!

Thanks to recent events, parents from all over are doing their best to create some semblance of a school routine at home. Keeping your child’s attention while attempting to continue teaching and cultivating new skills is challenging.

While guiding them through their textbooks is a must, there are other important life lessons to teach kids during these times.

Life Lessons to Teach Kids During Lockdown

With all the newfound available time, you can introduce these lessons and develop whthey’rey’re at home. For those kids with special needs, filling the time with a new routine can be challenging. Check out our post on Autism and Coronavirus Quarantine to find ways to keep a routine and some extra fun learning activities!

However, finding activities that are not only productive but fun can help to get through these days of confinement while enjoying ourselves at the same time.

First Aid

First off, if you are not up on your First Aid skills, take a course to be up-to-date on recommended protocols. Starting with s” me “serious “lay” to engage your child’s usually relaxed mind into a learning mode, and then, gently trust your instincts as to how much they can take in.

Start with the basics, like applying pressure to a bleeding wound or putting ice on a swollen injury. From there, teach them about using cold water to burn and pinching nostrils to stop a nosebleed. After that, they can get further knowledge as they can handle it. It’s a good start.

Cooking

Spending time in the kitchen and bonding over food is an activity that all ages can enjoy together. Set up a rotation where kids take turns helping to cook dinner, allowing them to put effort into a tangible goal, then reaping the rewards of their labIt’sIt’s also an excellent opportunity to teach the kids the importance of proper nutrition and those foods that are good for them and those not.

If you’re looking for some great meals to try together, check out these ten fun recipes to try as a family while stuck at home!

Using Tools

A great skill to teach kids while they are younger is essential tools and, with much supervision, how to do simple repairs around the house. Doing this helps foster independence later on and possibly develop into a skill that can become a career if they so desire.

There is a huge opportunity for parents to ensure their kids are learning from more than a textbook. Plus, the practical application of essential tools and how they work is an excellent skill for a parent to pass along to their children.

One tool that many parents do not think of is the sewing machine. Going out to buy clothes can be difficult as many stores do not allow children during these times. Plus, who wants to buy new clothes when they aren’t going anywhere now! Check out these tips on teaching your child to use a sewing machine to make clothes last longer and promote creativity!

Take up Sports

Golf has now become more of a family sport. Indoor-putting greens and golf simulators are all the rage and have helped spur the sport’s development. Allowing for practice while the inside can not only help pass the time, it can create a family activity that you can enjoy for many years.

If there is ample room outside, that’s needed to work on your child’s swing is a youth club and a Wiffle ball – they can be learning the game in no time. Another sport that can be fun for your child is golf as it is easy to social distance. It will also give you a chance to dust off your clubs and golf shoes to refresh your love of the game.

Get Creative

While children and teens need to keep up with their schoolwork during this time, they also need to keep their creativity flowing. Choose some crafts for them to do for fun and some that will help them learn.

Vision boards can be a good activity for older kids and teens, with boards for hopes, dreams, desires, hobbies, and goals all made with visual representations. Pictures from magazines can be cut out and pasted on their board to keep inspiration and imagination alive while we bide our time inside.

These things can remind them, and us as well, those better days are ahead. Maybe choose some places to travel to, or places they like to go to that aren’t available to visit now.

Life Lessons to Teach Kids During Lockdown

We hope that these five life lessons to teach kids during lockdown have inspired you to spend time with your children. It can be hard to know what to do during these challenging times. If your child seems stressed or anxious about these uncertain times, check out these five simple ways to help your child have anxiety due to COVID 19.

Alicia Trautwein is an Autism advocate, writer, motivational speaker, and dedicated mom of four. Alicia’s desire to advocate for Autism comes from her own autism diagnosis and that of her three children, niece, and brother. Her life’s mission is to educate on autism acceptance and change the world for future generations of autistic individuals.

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