First off, it’s good to remember that the year of social restrictions will likely have had an effect on your child. Kids are super-resilient, so this may not be obvious, but it is like they’ll need fun, stimulation
Are you desperate to shake up your quarantine routine during your kids’ time off from school? This article suggests some safe staycation alternatives for kids of all ages. COVID-19 has squashed all summer travel plans and large group gatherings, but it doesn’t mean that this summer can not be fun and educational.
GIVE EVERY DAY A THEME
Without the usual schedule for school, it can be hard to keep track of what day of the week it is. To make the summer break feel more exciting and activity-packed than just long weeks at home, give each day a theme to break up the week and allow your children the anticipation of a fun week, every week.
Make a list together of all the things they’d like to do over the summer. These could be as simple as going for an ice pop on the beach and some lunch, or having a fun day on the rides at DUbai Parks & Resorts. Go through the list with your child and circle the activities they’re most excited about, then use their chosen activities to plan a staycation week they won’t forget. For example:
Monday LEGO Challenge:
A LEGO challenge can be something like ‘build a dinosaur farm’ or ‘make something inspired by your favourite movie.’ There’s lots of room to be creative here and because the challenges are openended, they can easily build something new each time they get to that day on the weekly calendar. Do join in with them - younger children love when you join in and play along with them.
Tuesday Painting Day:
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MYTHS & FACTS ABOUT HAVING A GIRL OR A BOY
Ahead of our free Pregnancy Information breakfast event on 21st September (where some top experts will be on hand to discuss emotional and physical health in pregnancy) let’s have a little fun by looking at some of the methods that were used generations ago to determine whether a pregnant mother was carrying a boy or a girl.
A DREAMY WAY TO HELP KIDS SOCIALISE AGAIN
This month, we talked with Dubai-based firm Dream Party about their very clever and thoughtful way of helping kids to get back to being fun-filled and joyous after 15 months of disruption to their social development.
KIDS LOVE STICKERS... AND NOW SO DO MUMS!
When you were a kid, did you have your name label sewn into your new school uniform to start the term?! This year, name labels and children’s stickers have taken on an interesting new significance.
GETTING COMFORTABLE BEING PREGNANT
If you’re pregnant, then you might find that everyone is congratulating you while you feel physically uncomfortable most of the time! Here are a few suggestions that might help.
HEALTHY EATING TO BOOST KIDS' IMMUNITY
As children go back to school after a year of distance learning, health and nutrition needs to be a top priority in order to help them thrive, says Dr. Dana Al Hamwi, Clinical Dietician, India Gate KRBL Ltd.
ANXIETY IN CHILDREN: CAUSES, SIGNS & HOW TO HANDLE IT
This term sees the highest percentage of children going back to school classes since the pandemic began. Many younger ones will experience ‘separation anxiety’, as will some parents. Either way, this kind of anxiety is a health issue more than a school issue, so let’s delve into the topic!
ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOUR NEEDS ARE IMPORTANT!
Mothers are well known to prioritise the needs of their family life, their husband and especially their children, meaning that their needs are always put ahead of your own. If this sounds familiar to you, then please, please read on!
ADAPTING TO A NEW SCHOOL
Going to a new school can be a traumatic experience for children. Changing from familiar surroundings, leaving their friends and feeling like a ‘new kid’ where they don’t know anyone can make them feel very isolated.
5 TIPS TO PROTECT & CARE FOR YOUR BABY'S SKIN
Parenthood does not come with an instruction manual and learning to care for your baby’s skin can be tricky.
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WIZARDS OF OZ
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When ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill left us on July 27, he left a legacy like few others. Jamie Blaine pays tribute, and we revisit words of wisdom from Hill himself
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US GOVT TO PROBE ZOOM'S $14.7B FIVE9 DEAL FOR NATSEC RISKS
A U.S. government committee that reviews foreign investment in telecom is probing video conferencing company Zoom’s $14.7 billion deal for cloud call center company Five9.