Updated: Nov 5
Well, here we go again for those of us in England. Another lockdown.
You might be wondering what on earth you're going to do at weekends with so many places closed. No soft play, no zoos, no meeting friends in the park. So how much is too much Netflix?
For your little ones, binging on the new episodes of The Crown isn't really going to cut it sadly.
So what can you do?
Here's three ideas I'm going to try to use to help me hold it together with my own kids at weekends....
1. Try to keep some structure
We'll still be doing our weekly ballet classes online on a Saturday morning. My husband's also going to have a daddy time slot too, during which I'll go for a 'run' (by 'run', I mean a leisurely walk listening to a podcast).
2. Get outside when we can
OK, so it's November and I'm a realist so this might be easier said than done. But when it's not raining I'll try to get everyone out the house for a walk or bike ride locally. This part is definitely going to be harder than the last lockdown so maybe I'll go a bit 'Pinterest Mom' and make some nature hunt type activities or something. If this actually happens I'll share it with you on my Instagram.
3. Do some educational activities together
I've already explained the benefits of doing educational activities together. Whether it's an online class, a subscription box or something you've come up with yourself, lockdown could be the perfect chance to make learning a fun family experience. I'll obviously be doing Little STEAMers every week with my own children (they're my little guinea pigs) and who knows, we might even look up some of the back catalogue to recap too.
Whatever you have to do to get through the next few weeks, I'm here for you and I want you to know, you've got this 💪
I'd love to hear what you're going to be doing to hold it together at weekends.
Little STEAMers is running online as usual and your first class is free.
If you're returning to Little STEAMers, check out this video to see all the extras you can get with Little STEAMers Club membership.