Preschool children have boundless energy and being cooped up in the house for far too long may make them restless. A simple game of tag around the house can help them release their energy through running around their playroom or kid-proofed areas of the house. A couple of laps is great exercise for their young bodies and will certainly encourage nap time afterwards without a lot of fuss.
Preschool children have just started to make sense of the world around them, recognising the different roles and occupations adults around them have. Encourage their sense of imagination and creative thinking by challenging them to play dress up to mimic everyday characters they encounter starting from the friendly traffic enforcer they meet at children’s crossings to their favourite teacher or cartoon character. This activity exercises their resourcefulness and creativity.
Using regular household items, set out your child on an adventure finding these items hidden in the hunt. It could be kitchen tools and equipment needed to make his favourite cookie or dessert. It could be her favourite stuffed toys exploring various areas in the house. This activity challenges their young minds to explore, think, and observe.
0-12 month development
Babies, The Delta Variant And COVID: What Parents Need To Know
Author: Selena Simmons-Duffins
Babies are especially vulnerable to the highly transmissible delta variant of coronavirus. While babies are yet to qualify for vaccines, there are measures expecting parents can follow to ensure a better layer of protection for their baby.
For example, the best thing an expecting mother can do is to get vaccinated. This not only immunises the mother but also passes on coronavirus antibodies to the baby. After giving birth, breastfeeding is also another way of passing on antibodies. Another step is ensuring the circle of caregivers who are in frequent contact with your baby only includes healthy vaccinated people, especially immediate caregivers.
Read on to find out more about how you can protect your baby against COVID-19 delta variant.