We asked parents of school-aged kids to share their best advice on keeping kids entertained.
From staying connected with friends to keeping them entertained at home, here’s what parents are saying about keeping kids amused.
Keep a watchful eye on their sleep habitsWe want kids to be as comfortable as possible at school, so we keep them awake during the day and sleep at night.
So, our advice is to keep an eye on sleep patterns.
If your kids are snoozing or sleeping at night, it’s probably time to get up and go outside.
But if you notice a change in their sleeping habits, it could mean a shift in sleep schedules.
It can also mean a change to their sleep routines.
Some children might sleep for up to two hours a night and wake up at 5pm, while others may only stay up for half an hour or even an hour.
So it’s best to check in regularly with your child and their parents to see if they are getting more sleep.
Get them out of bed earlyThis is another tip that is often overlooked, and it can have a huge impact on sleep.
Parents want their kids to get out of the house as soon as possible, but it’s important to keep them out as early as possible so they can get up for school.
Here’s how you can get your kids out of their rooms.
1) Make sure they’re in bed earlyIf your child is staying up late at night and not in bed, it may mean they’re still sleeping at home.
Here are some tips to help you make sure they get out early: Have them get dressed before you go to bed.
Have them check on them at home to make sure there aren’t any unexpected bed-sharing situations.
Keep them up late so you can go back to bed early.
Have a good night’s sleep and have your child undisturbed at bedtime.
2) Make them go outside when they’re awakeWhen they’re out in the morning, make sure your child isn’t left in their rooms alone at night for too long.
Make sure you get them outside when you are able to do so, and then make sure you keep them on their own.
If you can, have them get a dog to go out on a walk, a walking track or a park nearby.
It’s also a good idea to have your children wear a dog collar at home for security reasons.
3) Make it a point to go to the park with themWhen your child’s at school with you, make it a priority to go outdoors.
If they’re not out with you at all, they may feel left out or uninvited.
The idea is to get them to feel connected to each other in ways that they can relate to, rather than just going to a friend’s house for a quickie lunch.
This will help them to connect with each other and build a better relationship with their classmates.
If this sounds like something you need to do, you can set up a time to come out to the school and do some of the things we talk about here.
4) Make regular exercise a regular part of your kids’ livesIt’s easy to see that school isn’t the most fun time of the day, but this doesn’t mean you can’t have regular exercise with your kids at home at the same time.
It doesn’t have to be a strenuous exercise, but regular physical activity helps your kids feel more relaxed, and will help keep them from feeling bored at school.
5) Give your kids a reward every time they complete a task they’ve been working onA reward is one of the best ways to help kids stay motivated.
We want them to be able to work hard to achieve something, and we want to be rewarded when they succeed.
So let’s take a look at a few ways to reward kids for their work: Time your child for something they’ve completed (like a puzzle, for example) and reward them with a note.
Reward your child if they successfully complete a set of rules or tasks (such as writing a report or completing an assignment).
Reward your children if they’re working on something fun and exciting.
Reward them if they finish an assignment and share their work on social media.
6) Keep your child on trackYour kids are busy at home but you don’t want them running around the house alone or missing a class.
Keep your kids on track and ensure they’re doing everything they need to to finish their work.
Make them check in on homework and assignments regularly.
Make it fun to work together.
You can also try having them share some work projects with you or work on projects together.
7) Don’t forget your homeworkWhen your children are in the classroom, make homework a regular activity.
It should be something they’re encouraged to complete in class.
If homework is done on time, your child will have a good grasp of how to do the work and it will help ensure they stay focused on the task. 8) Use