Stuck at home while ill, UK mum Vicky Blyde compiled a list of things to do to help entertain school-age children. Recognising its new relevance this week as more families began self-isolating due to the coronavirus, she shared the ideas to help others
“I’ve been stuck inside ill for the last couple of weeks. During this time, I thought to myself ‘what would I do if I was stuck at home and had to entertain my kid as well?’,” wrote Vicky Blyde, a parent from the UK.
So she started writing a list of ways to keep a child of infant school age occupied without simply putting the TV on. “Full disclosure: I’d also shove the TV on,” Blyde wrote.
“As more and more schools are closing and I see more of my friends are self-isolating with their families, I hope this list is helpful to some of you!”
Blyde’s suggestions include cooking and baking together, making models from rubbish, making paper planes, building dens, carrying out basic home science experiments, making paper chains from old magazines, dressing up, putting on a fashion show and setting treasure hunts.
Image: Origami is among the suggestions from UK mum Vicky Blyde