How to keep your family from not going crazy during a lockdown

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

We currently find ourselves in some rather daunting times and here at Jumping Stars we may not be open to bringing you our dedicated mobile creche services, but that doesn't mean that we are not here to help you with some of our friendly and useful advice.

It does seem rather fitting that we take this opportunity to help you with something that is probably affecting many families at the moment. So, with this in mind, we have put together the best ways that we think you can keep your family from going crazy during this lockdown period.

Have a routine but remember a free play

It is a really good idea to have a routine when you are all at home together. Having a schedule makes sure that you have an idea of how your day will plan out and will also limit the chance that your child will head for screen time when they are “bored”. That said, whilst a routine is important, you do need to ensure that you have some free playtime on the schedule, as this is vital for keeping your child happy and smiling. A routine will also reassure your child and keep them calm when they may otherwise feel anxious and a little unsettled. Toys you can buy for your children to develop different skills are as follows:

For Communication and Language Development you can buy toys like:

- Puppets, Puzzles, Telephones, Sound Book, etc

Personal, Social and Emotional Development