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The COVID-19 pandemic has prevented children from playing outside or going to school. As a result, many children complain of being bored because they are constantly at home. Well, to get rid of child boredom during 'stay at home', let's take a look at the following tips
To stop the spread of the Corona virus, the government recommends everyone to do physical distancing and not to go out of the house except for urgent needs.
This suggestion can make children bored because they have to study from home and cannot do activities outside the home. In fact, over time this can cause cabin fever, namely feelings of sadness, boredom, anxiety (agitation) due to being isolated at home for too long.
5 Tips that Mothers Can Apply so Children Don't Get Bored at Home
The saturation of being at home and boredom continues to play alone is not impossible to cause children to fuss or even cry and whine to get out. If it's like this, of course parents have to rack their brains to find ways to make their children feel at home.
The following are some tips that you can do to get rid of your little one's boredom when you have to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic:
1. Be creative through art
Drawing and coloring together can be a fun activity to get rid of child boredom.In addition to teaching children to be creative with colors and shapes, drawing and coloring can also build children's confidence, train their imagination, and make them happy.
Not only drawing, you can also invite your little one to play music, sing, and dance together. This activity can improve children's gross motor skills as well as hand and eye coordination. In addition, your little one's interest in music can also grow when he sings and dances with Mother.
2. Try new recipes and cook together
You can use this 'stay at home' moment to cook with your little one. Mother can choose the little one's favorite food recipe with simple and easy ingredients.
Cooking with parents is not only fun for the child, but also allows him to learn how to cook the food he likes. However, make sure your little one is safe while in the kitchen, yes, Mother.
By cooking with Mother, your little one will also learn to appreciate your efforts to cook food for him. In the future, your little one will be able to be more grateful for the food he receives and not waste food.
You can use the house yard to do gardening activities with your little one. If you don't have a yard at home, you can invite your little one to plant plants in pots.
This activity can be a new experience that is fun and very positive for children. With gardening, children can learn to be responsible, love the environment and nature, and get to know plants.
4. Watch favorite movies
Inviting children to watch their favorite movies can also be a solution so that children don't get bored at home. While accompanying your little one to watch a movie, you can teach him the good things that can be learned from the film.
5. Exercising while sunbathing
While at home, invite your little one to exercise together in the morning while sunbathing. It doesn't take long, bro, just 15–30 minutes.
Regular exercise while sunbathing is good for maintaining the he alth of the child's body and strengthening bones and endurance. Remember, even if only at home, try to keep your little one active so that his body is he althy and avoids obesity.
Those are some activities you can do with your little one to get rid of boredom while at home. However, keep implementing COVID-19 precautions while doing these activities, yes, Bun.
While at home, Mom and Dad can also try to explain about the Corona virus to their children so that they understand the reasons why everyone is not allowed to travel during the Corona virus outbreak.
This can also be an effective way to deal with anxiety, if your child is experiencing it.
If you need a consultation, vaccination for your child, or direct examination from a doctor, you should not go directly to the hospital because it will increase the risk of contracting the Corona virus.
Mother can chat first with the doctor online in the Alodokter application, or make a consultation appointment with a doctor at the hospital through this application so that you can be directed to see the nearest doctor who can help you.