Ameera's Therapy To Go
As we are getting into full swing, of summer vacation and no more elearning, it is challenging to keep children engaged with the limitations and restrictions of COVID-19 still in place.
One thing that might make things easier for parents is our entering into phase 3, which now might allow your child to see their friends in limited capacities. Despite, there still being restrictions put in place, your child might be desperate for social interaction, and even seeing one friend at the park might be enough to help their mood, or feelings of frustration.
Some things that you can do with your child during this time to keep them engaged:
Picnic in the park. Have your child help you prepare food, or materials to stay busy at the park and spend the day outside. If you are not near a park, you can always picnic in your yard.
Camping in the backyard. If you are an outdoorsy family this might be a fun and safe option. Get together with your kids and plan a day to go "camping." Set up a tent in your backyard and play "camp" games. If you are able to and have the supplies, make s'mores and tell campfire stories. It might be a fun change to get into the camping spirit.
Themed Family Dinner- If you would rather be indoors or unable to spend time outside, take turns as a family picking a "theme," for dinner. There are lots of ways you can get creative with this. If you would like to set a theme just for how you dress you can do that, or you can even create a theme with the food you eat or both!
At home slip and slide- https://www.fatherly.com/play/make-insane-diy-slip-n-slide/ if your kids are bored and want to be creative/play with water here is a fun link to make a slip and slide yourself!
As always, parents should be taking the time for self-care as well, so while your kid is busy playing outside take some time to do something enjoyable for yourself. Whether it is reading a book, or taking a nap. This is important so that you are able to better care for yourself and your child.
Finally, we are still seeing clients virtually so if you or one of your family members needs someone to talk to, or someone to spend an hour with your child (productively) reach out to us to schedule your session!