While we’ve always appreciated Mom and everything she does for us, she has been performing above and beyond lately.
Now’s the time to show Mom just how much we appreciate her. Keeping the kids busy, and out of trouble, is one way to do that.
Celebrate Mother’s Day with Ways to Keep Children Busy
“Mom” has always been one of those catch-all job titles.
- Shoulder to cry on
It’s no wonder Mother’s Day has been designated to celebrate all she does for all of us.
The last few months have been especially trying on moms. Many families are cooped up in their homes 24-hours-a-day. In addition to possibly working from home, parents have to manage bored children who are no longer going to school, preschool, or daycare.
Depending on your children’s ages, you may be trying to get them to do school lessons at home. However, school only takes up so much time. Children left to their own devices can find “less productive” ways to fill their time.
So, as a treat for Mom, or yourself, Business Insider offers a number of ways to occupy children’s time.
Dance with Debbie Allen: The legendary choreographer created a dance class specifically for self-quarantined children.
Legends of Learning: Has free math and science classroom games for children.
Mister Rogers Neighborhood: The PBS classic is still available for children today and its lessons are just as valuable.
The website Motherly listed 20 ways to keep children busy that don’t involve scree time. These include:
- Have them create their own cartoon
- Play outdoors
- Build a pillow fort
- Give them chores
This Mother’s Day use any of these suggestions to give Mom a break. Use them today or any other day. Otherwise, children may find their own, less than ideal ways to stay busy. Like this.