Category: Parenting, Kids, Family

The Short List: Free, Fun & Engaging At-Home Activities for Kids

There is no shortage of options to keep your kids busy while they’re penned up in the house for weeks on end. I’ve combed the options and narrowed down the list to an engaging variety of free options (not just passive videos). Learn to Code blockly.games/ scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/ www.tinkercad.com/ Touch typing practice www.typingclub.com/ Educational Videos thecrashcourse.com/ ed.ted.com/parent Educational Games www.funbrain.com/ Audio Books boulderlibrary.org/youth/read-with-us/ Geography world-geography-games.com/world.html Spanish www.duolingo.com/course/es/en/Learn-Spanish Home Science redtri.com/pretend-magic-potions-kids-can-make/slide/1

Make a Side Hustle Chore Board for Your Kids

My son has decided that being off from school for—I don’t know, a long time, probably—during the coronavirus pandemic is actually an opportunity to make some extra money. By the end of Day One Of Our New Reality, he’d already made an additional dollar above his regular allowance by folding an incredible pile of towels. “What other chores can I do to make some money,” he asked, wiggling his eyebrows for extra effect. Read More: offspring.lifehacker.com

Words of Encouragement for Grade School Kids

The school years can be tough, and for kids, words of encouragement at both the beginning and the end of the day can make the difference between a just-okay day and an amazing day. Whether it’s on the walk to the bus or during after-school snack time, there’s always a chance for you to remind your kids how important they are to you, how much you believe in them, and how you just can’t wait to hear all about it! We gathered 20 phrases and words of encouragement that can add a dose of positivity to your child’s day, so keep reading to see them all. Read More: redtri.com

Obedience: Why Do You Have To Tell Them Five Times?

So if your child is like the eight year old who ignored five requests, it means you’ve trained her that you aren’t serious until you yell. The good news is that following these practices consistently not only raises a self-disciplined child, it raises a child who knows you’ll follow through, so he doesn’t need to be asked five times to do something. Read More: ahaparenting.com