With being quartined in our houses, there might an increase of screen time for everyone. It’s okay to watch TV or play video games, but there might need to be a daily time limit set in place. Here is where setting a daily routine is beneficial to everyone.
Have a list of activites that the family can do together or your kids can do on their own.
- family game night
- take turns picking out the game
- 500-1,000 piece puzzle
- play charades
- walk the dog
- explore a nearby park
- take a family bike ride
- turn on some music and dance
- do chores that require some physical activity
- Putting toys away
- Have them make their bed everyday
- fold and put laundry away
- load and unload dishwasher
- wash and vacuum the car
Having a family calendar for the week with set times for TV and video games can keep everyone accountable. Try it out for a week and see how it goes. Maybe the following week needs some adjusting, add more activities that the family enjoyed doing together.
Scource: American Heart Association