This year, June holidays have shifted to May, traveling is still not possible (yet) and the playgrounds remain closed. Watching Cartoon Network and kid-friendly series can keep the kids entertained but that’s not all you can do from home.
We’ve rounded up a list of activities and things you can do with your kids to pass your days without feeling bored or stuffy.
Read Books & Tune into Storytelling Sessions
Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are [Mason Cooley] and what better time to let your mind go on adventures to places far away than now when you have to stay at home?
Now that you’ve decided to read, the question is what to read and where to read? The National Library Board may be closed but they have expanded their digital offerings with live storytelling sessions on Facebook, an increased number of e-books, and much more. You can also add to your library by buying from Owl Readers Club (pst, we’ve got a promo code for you!). For the little ones who love stories, they may also love listening to storytelling videos.
Sign Up for Online Lessons & Workshops
Online lessons are not something new but with circuit breaker measures currently in place, more centers have started offering online classes and workshops, including enrichment classes for little ones.
Source: Art Wonderland
From art classes and music lessons to yoga and fitness sessions, your kids can continue to up their skills while staying at home. If your children are not already enrolled in a class but are interested in picking up a new skill, our list of places offering online enrichment classes will help you.
Immerse Yourself in Online Concerts & Shows
Many places have closed in not just Singapore but around the world as well due to COVID-19, including live concerts and shows but we’re not completely cut-off from being able to enjoy them.
Source: Cirque du Soleil/YouTube
How you ask? Thanks to the organizations, such as Disney World, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group, and Cirque du Soleil, streaming their shows and concerts online, you can still enjoy their offerings and keep yourselves entertained at home. You can find more stage shows, musicals, and opera to watch online here.
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Tinker with DIY Kits
With DIY Kits, you can indulge in a variety of creative activities with your little ones such as baking cookies, making terrariums, blowing giant bubbles as well as try your hand at science experiments. Usually, the kits come equipped with a guide and everything you’ll need for your hands-on projects so getting started is pretty easy.
All you need to do is take your pick of a DIY kit and once it’s delivered to your home, you can get started! Check out our compilation of STEAM and other DIY kits to get started. We also have some cool ongoing promotions for DIY kits if you want to make some savings. And if you want a continued dose of engaging activities delivered to your doorstep, you can look into getting a subscription box.
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Go on Virtual Tours
Forget about packing a bag full of things to keep your little ones busy during a flight out to your vacation destination, virtual tours are here to save the day!
Source: Blenheim Palace
You may be stuck at home but you can still travel the world to where you want. Want to go hiking in parks? Yes, you can! Visit attractions like the Buckingham Palace? Go for it! Explore museums? Your choices are aplenty!
Get Crafty with Free Resources
The internet is a treasure trove of free resources, no matter what you’re looking for, whether it’s cooking recipes, virtual tours, fitness videos, or ebooks. Which makes it a great source for not just learning but also entertainment for both adults and kids alike.
It’s understandable if you start getting a little dizzy amidst the multitude of offerings out there. Worry not, we’ve compiled an extensive list of free, fun and educational online resources for little ones that may help you. Also, check out our long list of free printable activity sheets as well as our pick of 7 Great Resources for Stimulating Creative Writing for Kids.
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