Y’all know that kids are struggling during this lockdown. I will be the first to admit it, y’all. This lockdown has got me down—and I am a grown adult. I should not be having this many problems with staying inside. It’s even worse for the kids who are stuck at home and unable to have fun with their friends. I am sure y’all know what I am talking about. Just because they are at home doesn’t mean they can’t have some fun while prepping for the future. Y’all, we have an opportunity to teach our kids some interesting things. So, here are some ideas of fun skills for kids to learn during lockdown.
Cooking and baking
I will tell y’all right now, I love cooking and hope to pass that love on to my kids. With this whole lockdown going on, there is nothing wrong with cooking dinner with your kiddos. They’ll gain a new appreciation for cooking, and the satisfaction of eating their own meals will really add to the whole experience. Also, a few extra hands in the kitchen is not a downside if done right.
Well, why not have some arts? Y’all know that kids need a way to express themselves, and what could be better than art? Especially during such a stressful time, poetry, music, or painting could be exactly what the doctor ordered. Now, if y’all are like me and don’t feel that you could teach your kid all they need to learn for their preferred art style, try out an online class. For instance, there are some benefits to taking a music class online.
New language and culture
Diversity is key in our new world y’all. With the ever-growing size of the internet, I can connect with people all over the world—and it’s honestly great. So, why not help your kids get a jump on the new market by teaching them a new language? Knowing another language will only increase your kids’ potential, and studying another culture has given me insight and a newfound appreciation for my own culture.
Now, I will not lie to y’all; these skills will not replace what kids have lost in the lockdown. However, it can help them grow in ways that were impossible before the lockdown. By teaching some fun skills for kids to learn during lockdown, we can help kids through this pandemic. It depends on if we can seize this opportunity, and I plan on doing just that!