Ways to Respond When Your Child Says: “I’m Bored!”

As we all walk (or sit) through the fight against COVID-19 we are hearing our children say, “I’m bored” more than ever. While the online world offers a myriad of options and parents have never-ending to-do lists, keeping our children involved and engaged is a priority as we adapt to this new normal. To help you through this, we have compiled 7 ways to respond when your child says, “I’m bored!”
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Fun In the Sun

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Summer time is a great way to combine outdoor activities and building motor skills. Here are a few activity ideas that will give old activities a new spin while practicing both fine and gross motor skills.

Family Wellness Tool Box

Cover pageCoping with Covid-19 Pandemic

We are collected links and resources on the following topics:

  • Counselling Resources
  • Self-Care – Tips for Coping
  • Talking to Your Children
  • Working at Home with Children
  • Social Stories and Visual Schedule Ideas to Support Children
  • Mindfulness Activities

Supporting diverse communities to BLOOM!

For April’s Five Moore Minutes video we are reminded about the importance of supporting inclusive learning communities! So often, we respond to individuals in crisis by removing them from a learning community, rather than seeing crisis and responding to the entire community with wrap around support. This 5MM video will be connecting with supplemental content including The Five Moore Minutes Podcast which can be found on all podcast platforms.

Activity Ideas

 

Picnic

Outdoor activities:

  • Pack up your lunch and have a picnic outside!
  • Explore nature items i.e. sticks, rocks, leaves, etc. Collect the items, paint them, use them for sensory exploration or make open-ended craft creations.
  • Sensory Walk.jpgFeel with your feet! Use differently textured items to create your own sensory walking path. Use fallen logs, wet grass, smooth stones, piles of sand, crushed ice, etc. This activity can also be done inside using various household items. Continue reading