With your close supervision, cooking can be a fun, engaging way for children to develop skills such as language, numerical concepts, motor control, self-regulation, and cooperation. It’s also a great way to get sensory input.
America’s Test Kitchen: This website has a collection of more than 150 recipes, experiments, hands-on activities, and quizzes for children.
Miniature Space: Watch tiny meals being made with miniature kitchen equipment on this Japan YouTube channel.
#DrawTogether: On her site, artist Wendy MacNaughton teaches drawing lessons for children of all ages.
StoryLine: Watch a children’s books read by famous celebrities.
Children and parents need some quiet time each day to recharge and relax. Here are some quiet play activities:
Looking at books (together and alone).
Puzzles and block building
Pretend play with stuffed animals, dolls, trains, cars, or kitchen items for “playing house”
Consider creating a quiet space for kids with calming activities in a basket in a calm corner in the house. You can build a makeshift tent with blankets and pillows or just pillows. Make it inviting and peaceful. This is not an area of punishment but an area to seek peace and control.