I’m starting something new today… During these trying times I want to share as many helpful tools as possible, especially those that we’ve tried in our home and found to be super helpful.
With that in mind, I’m going to start writing about a few things that have been working for us from time to time.
Here’s last week’s list…
#1 Bulk Frozen Fruit
Good nutrition is, of course, super important right now but going to the store every week to get fresh fruit doesn’t align with best practices. As a solution, we’ve stocked up on bags of frozen strawberries, frozen mangos, frozen cherries and variety packs (a mix that includes mangos, peaches, strawberries and even dragon fruit is my kids’ current favorite!)
Frozen fruit allows us to provide nutrient packed meals and snacks to the kids while needing to grocery shop less. I’ve also noticed my super picky son is more willing to try new kinds of fruit when it’s frozen. Plus, it’s less expensive!
#2 Adventure Academy
Psst – forgot to mention you can also get a free 30 day trial!
We have a lot of experience with ABC Mouse and already know it’s our preferred online learning program for our kindergartner.
This is the first time we’ve had the chance to delve into Adventure Academy, though, which is geared toward older kids; ages 8 to 13.
What I didn’t realize, until my big kids got started this week, it that it’s more of a world-building/exploring game. The kids get an avatar and run around exploring and completing challenges. (It reminds me of Mine Craft in that way).
My kids were delighted by this set up and now they beg to play it, which is a huge win considering they’re working on reading, math, science and more.
#3 Learning A New Dance
If you’re on Tik Tok, you’ve probably noticed people really like to make up catchy new dances while they’re stuck at home.
This is actually quite a gift for parents! Learning a fun new dance with your kid(s) checks a number of boxes including bonding time and exercise for both you and them. Plus, lots of funny memories (and maybe even videos) to look back on.
I highly encourage you to jump on Tik Tok and search out a dance that fits your family (or just google “coronavirus dance” for tons of good ideas).
Those are the 3 things that have been working for us this week, I truly hope they help and that you all are hanging in there, wherever you are in the country.
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