We’ve put together a list of our 5 iso activities for kids that have helped us in isolation with toddlers!
Dealing with social isolation is hard for different people for different reasons. In our house, it is that we can’t take our toddler out anymore – no parks, no activities, no visits to Nonna’s house! So that’s meant being creative, and lots of video calls!
On top of building cubbies, forts, tunnels out of old moving boxes, making playdough, and lots of music and books, we’ve also come across a few great ideas and online resources that have helped!
Louise from Gumnut Music has pivoted online and produced on-demand content to subscribers, and also real time sessions online! Once the social distancing period is over, she runs sessions locally in Malvern East.
Carnegie Library Story Time is a winner for us, and Sarah is an absolute favourite! She and the other librarians are doing online story time sessions that are great! Visit them on facebook. (Heaps of the council libraries are doing the same thing – definitely worth checking them out.) Here is Sarah reading the classic Dear Zoo.
Have any of you seen the Mexican Music man? He’s often at Prahran Market. On Thursday mornings at 10am he’s doing Facebook Live sessions. Definitely a lot of fun! If you let him know you’ll be watching, he even does shout outs to the kids during his show. An hour of music is a crowd pleaser in our house. You can also check him out on Spotify.
Raising Children is the absolute go to destination for information online for children. From Newborns to Teens, it has it all. It is supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Social Services, as well as The Royal Children’s Hospital. Whenever we have a question we head to this website.
I hope you enjoy a few of these at your place!
Written By Scott Toniazzo
April 28, 2020
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