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10 tips to surviving the pandemic with kids under 5: Part 1

10 tips to surviving the pandemic with kids under 5: Part 1

With the BC Provincial restrictions in place until at least February 5 2021 and activities limited, many moms are feeling a lot of stress trying to entertain their kids all day.

>> 10 tips to surviving the pandemic with kids under 5: Part 2

5 Simple ideas moms can do at home or close to home

Eye-spy car ride

Photo credit: Kera Skocylas

Pack the kids up and get them out. Go for a drive close by. A few items to look for: a fire truck, a dog going for a walk, a tall green tree, a blue car and a stop sign. Bonus, drive to Starbucks and get yourself a coffee.

Do a toy swap

Photo credit: Kera Skocylas

Refresh your toys without spending money. This is perfect if you have any toys that aren’t being played with. Message a friend and see if they have anything sitting around that hasn’t been touched in awhile and trade! Of if you don’t have anyone to swap with completely organize all of your books and toys, pack up half of them, put them in a closet and in a few weeks swap them with the toys you left out and your kids will have a new love for the old toys.

Virtual field trip

Photo credit: Joyful Learning

There are so many options for virtual field trips right now. One local organization, Joyful Learning offers a wide variety of free virtual field trips and events including the Lynn Canyon Ecological Centre, the HR MacMillan Space Centre, Fort Langley, and the Royal BC Museum.

>> Joyful Learning

Join a virtual activity

Photo credit: Fairest Skye Parties

Many companies have adapted their business by offering online options. Fairest Skye Parties offers online character calls and birthday parties as well as weekly virtual paint parties Wednesday nights for $20.

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Gymboree Play & Music Vancouver

>> Fairest Skye Parties

Art At Home with the Vancouver Art Gallery

Photo credit: Vancouver Art Gallery

The art gallery has launched a program called Art At Home. It is a series of digital family programs designed to inspire you and your family to get creative at home. There are currently 14 art projects on their website for you to try with your family. They provide detailed instructions and a list of the supplies you will need to create your own masterpiece at home.

>> Art at Home

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