The December school holidays are near! Are you on the lookout for something fun and meaningful to experience with your children? The parents among our Plano team have suggested some fun activities for children to enjoy this upcoming holiday. They are not only kid- and family-friendly, but also adheres to all relevant COVID-19 healthcare precautions.
With the COVID-19 pandemic and the seemingly never-ending circuit-breakers, both parents and children have been faced with new challenges in 2020. The significant increase in screen time is one of the most obvious consequences of being stuck indoors. Whether on laptops, tablets, smartphones, or desktop computers, you and your kids have probably been glued to your screens all year. And obviously, the requirement for home-based work or learning has not helped this problem.
In fact, our research has shown an increase in screen time of almost 20% for both children and adults in Singapore during the pandemic.
The excessive use of digital devices is a risk factor for myopia and other health issues, and eye health experts recommend spending at least two hours a day outdoors and away from screens in order to protect against myopia. This recommendation aims to give eyes a break from focusing too long on near objects.
So, make sure you plan for as many outdoor activities with your kids as possible! Our top suggestion is to go for long walks at your nearest park. Walking is great because it’s easy, gets everyone out of the house, and gets their heart rate going.
Make it a point to engage your children regularly to encourage their holistic growth during their early years. While technology is undeniably helpful and has a place in our lives, balance is always key. With more downtime in December, it’s time to dial back on the device use, and open up the locked away books, board games, and toys. It’s a perfect way to bond with your little ones in the Monsoon season when you can’t get outdoors. Need more creative ideas? Fret not! We have provided a list of fun, device-free home activities.
We have our very own close-knit community of parents within the Plano team. They are sources of inspiration for finding fun activities for children. Plano Shop shares more about these activities. Our partners who provide these activities fall into a wide range of categories from the provision of recreational activities such as enrichment classes to outdoor fun such as sports and games!
planoShop is your one-stop source of fun-filled family activities, kids-friendly products and services. This is a one-of-a-kind reward system for kids that opens the doors to exciting offers, discounts, and enjoyable edutainment.
If you need further ideas on device-free activities, just visit the planoShop to get inspired!
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