Spring break is upon us and, it’s exciting to be free from schedules and homework. However, fear strikes when you realize no school means no routines and nothing for the kids to do all day. But have no fear! There are ways to make your time off fun, maybe even fruitful.
One of my favorite self-care ideas is coloring! There is just something about the simplicity of a new coloring book and the smell and excitement of a new box of colored pencils that calms and resets my mind. And the great thing about coloring is that it can be done almost anywhere whether you have 5 minutes or 5 hours to devote to it.
I just read that 4 in 10 adults reported increased symptoms of anxiety and depression during the pandemic. That’s a lot of stress to handle while parenting, but it’s also wearing us down mentally and physically. I want to share some ideas for a mental health refresh for us and our kids. Us first.
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve walked past my grandson’s computer and seen a quick flash of Roblox. It’s a quick flash because an adult walking past reminds him to hide the evidence and get back to distance learning. And I’m pretty sure we’re not alone in this struggle. So what can we do?
February is American Heart Month and Young Rembrandts is celebrating with an exclusive, free package of Heart Healthy activities in partnership with ActivityHero, Soccer Stars, Little Medical School, and Taste Buds Kitchen! Have fun with a variety of heart-themed activities including art, fitness, cooking, and science of the heart.
As the winter months drag on and our opportunities for activities in public indoor spaces continue to be limited, keeping our right-brain dominant kids busy and entertained at home has become increasingly difficult. If they are going to be using their devices anyway, why not have them watch something both fun and educational.