Thursday, 26 March 2020

What are the 12 home activities you can do with your family?

With Dorscon Orange and escalating of COVID-19 cases, the Authority has advised social distancing and entertainment and tuition centres to be closed. 

With technology, life is still not so greatly affected.


What can you do if you are on LOA (Leave of Absence), SHN (Stay Home Notice) , QO (Quarantine Order) and even to be safe and stay at home?


For our family, i could engage the kids with the following activities. 

1. Simple cooking
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2. Simple Baking
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3. Gardening
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4. Karaoke
Any songs from the wheels on the bus to Frozen to Senorita. Good exercise for your lungs.



5. Playing Majiong
Train alertness and strategizing.


6. Play traditional board games
Such as
- Bingo and the loser do 10 push ups. Good exercise ya.
- Boggles to brush up our observation and english.

7. Playing online games
Such as
- Over cook which requires team work and cummunication.
- Mario Cart.
- Soccer for the boys.

8. Playing Lego
- Refine motor skills.
- Learn to follow instruction if you are building a model.

9. Taking care of Elijah
Even greater work out and get to practise oral through reading and building up bonding!

10. Watching Netflix together
Let's relax and watch some educational cartoon and movies such as NeZha and Pursuit of Happiness.

11. Tidying their rooms

It could bring back some memories and treasures that was once forgotten.

12. Time for household chores! 😄
Another great work out!


 Here is an also awesome list of ideas from a parent who does homeschooling.

Online resources:

- BrainPop
- Curiosity Stream
- Tynker
- Outschool
- Udemy
- iReadyO
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education

YouTube Channels:

- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National  Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- TheBrainScoop
- SciShow
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
- SoulPancake

Lots of board games, library books (and Kindle), tinkering/upcycling with household junk, etc.

 Some resources to help with kids at home:

*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!

https://allinonehomeschool.com/

*List of thinking games by grade: https://allinonehomeschool.com/thinking/


More awesome free learning websites that we like to use


https://www.starfall.com/h/


https://www.abcya.com/


https://www.funbrain.com/


https://www.splashlearn.com/


https://www.storylineonline.net/


https://pbskids.org/


https://www.highlightskids.com/


https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/


https://www.coolmath4kids.com/


http://www.mathgametime.com/


https://www.uniteforliteracy.com/


http://www.literactive.com/Home/index.asp


http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/


https://www.switchzoo.com/


https://www.seussville.com/


https://www.turtlediary.com/


https://www.e-learningforkids.org/



Share with me if you have more interesting indoor activities.



Thank you and best regards
Anlinna Lim
Excellence Lifestyle Coach / Lifestyle Blogger & Youtuber
+65 9791 9279
WeChat & Line: anlinnalim




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Thank you and best regards
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Excellence Lifestyle Coach / Lifestyle Blogger & Youtuber
+65 9791 9279
WeChat & Line: anlinnalim