With the outbreak of COVID-19 spreading all over the world, we continuously receive relevant information from different channels every day. Some parents are worried about their family’s health all the time. During the outbreak, our emotion gets anxious especially the parent-child relationship becomes tense, and the temper gets irritable than before. It is normal to get negative emotions due to long-time home-staying but it is not suggested that suppress ourselves.
Looking for some way to connect with your child while having fun and getting some exercise? Try below family activities! According to the related search shows that doing some fun family activities are helpful for children and parents at this period. Family activities not only promote emotional communication, but also improve children's sense of happiness. The relaxed and cheerful family atmosphere makes people less anxious and sad.
Here are 4 family activities, hope it works.
1. Build Lego
As a fun family activity, Lego is popular all over the world. With Lego bricks, a variety of toys and items can be inserted, so that many adults can also participate. It is generally only suitable for children over 4 years old.
It is suggested for parents to build with their children. Parents can join with their children, or they can encourage their children and make suggestions at the same time. It is up to the children to decide whether to adopt them. Lego is not only a toy, but it can also be given an educational meaning, which is “learning through play”.
When starting a family activity, it is the best time for parent-child interaction and it promotes parent-child relationships during the process. Please remember to give your child unconditional appreciation.
For families who love to cook delicious food, cooking with children is one of the essential family activities. During the epidemic, it is easy to make a lot of delicious food, such as mini pizza, fruit jelly, etc. Many children love pizza so much, so it is time for parents to let children make their own mini pizza nowadays!
Fruit Jelly is also one of the food most children love. However, the jelly sold in the market generally add unhealthy pigment that is bad for the health, so why not make your own healthy fruit jelly? It is easy and quick to make. How wonderful to enjoy it with children. Cooking is the warming of emotions between parents and children.
Yoga aims to relax the body and mind so it is an effective way to promote physical and mental health to some extent, and it plays an effective auxiliary role in disease management and rehabilitation. In the living room, bedroom, balcony and other places of the home, parents and children only need a small area to practice family yoga with a yoga mat.
Children who practice yoga learn to concentrate and relax, to keep their mind and body relaxed, to cope with stress from life and school, to enable their children to develop healthy minds and solve problems such as insomnia, anxiety, and depression.
In addition, it is a great idea that parents accompany their children in the process of yoga practice. They support and learn from each other so that they have more opportunities to further communicate, so as to achieve the purpose of promoting the parent-child relationship and making it harmonious. Finally, it teaches children that they can accomplish exciting things when they put their effort into teamwork. Kindly try this yoga mat to feel the fun of the family activity.
3 tips should be noted:
- Be sure the safety especially children;
- Choose gentle and soothing music;
- 20-30 minutes for one time is suggested.
4. Classic Family Games
When it comes to family activities, classic family games are definitely indispensable and almost everyone knows. The two most famous family games are Musical Chairs and Duck, Duck, Goose. Children and parents doing these classic family games together can greatly improve family relationships and stay away from anxiety.
As a classic family activity, the only materials people need for Musical Chairs are chairs and a speaker with music. For the second one, this classic has stuck around over the years for a reason. The family activity Duck, Duck, Goose is simple and active: perfect for groups with children.
Try the above 4 fun family activities to do with kids to express the emotions and promote parent-child relationships.
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