Safe at Home with childrens

We give you our five top tips for safe at home with childrens, to overcome any challenges, and to ensure balanced, happy days for all the family.

The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic has upended family life around the world. School closures, working remote, physical distancing — it's a lot to navigate for anyone, but especially for parents. 


COVID-19 has taken away our daily work, home, and school routines. This is hard for children, teenagers, and for you. Making new routines can help.

Start your week by creating a relaxed timetable for the family. This could be drawn up on a computer and printed off or written on a large whiteboard in the family kitchen. 

Plan meals time

On your planner, set out clear times when you come together to eat. If you have a big family, make it clear that everyone will be fed at the same time 


Go out into the garden for your designated time of daily exercise. Play games that include nature such as counting the trees or clouds. When they come back, ask them to write a diary or draw what they saw. Stay in touch with elderly relatives by Skype as an advantage to all - encourage their imagination by tasking children to write the stories, or practice their handwriting by posting them letters and cards. Ask your child what they would like to do Choosing builds their self-confidence.

Ideas to make at home with your baby/toddler

  • Copy their facial expression and sounds.
  • Sing songs, make music with pots and spoons.
  • Stack cups or blocks.
  • Tell a story, read a book, or share pictures. 

Ideas to make at home with your young child

  • Read a book or look at pictures.
  • Make drawings with crayons or pencils.
  • Dance to music or sing songs!
  • Do a chore together – make cleaning and cooking a game
  • Help with school work. 

Ideas to make at home with your teenager

  • Talk about something they like: sports, music, celebrities, friends.
  • Cook a favorite meal together.
  • Exercise together to their favorite music.


Little things such as relaxing strict bedtime curfews, allowing them to move the furniture around in the living room to make a den, allowing them to eat a piece of cake for breakfast. If the children are feeling happy and relaxed, you will too and you'll both be more productive as a result. 


Every day, try to think of something you're happy for - it. It‘s hard to feel positive when our kids or teenagers are driving us crazy. We often end up saying “Stop doing that!”. But children are much more likely to do what we ask if we give them positive instructions and lots of praise for what they do right.


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