Strengthening Family – Making The Most Of This Time Together
It’s an unprecedented time across Georgia, America, and the world as we all grapple with Coronavirus. As schools and daycare centers shut their doors to prevent further spread, millions of parents are faced with a new way of life, alone at home with the kids all day.
At GCO, we believe that family is vital—now more so than ever. So we’re approaching this as a great time for families to connect and interact in new ways. Here are a few ways to do that.
Doing activities together can open up opportunities for conversations and interactions that wouldn’t come naturally.
These resources can help you identify a few ways to stay engaged with each other.
Fun Things To Do In The House
- Play a Board Game
- Start your spring garden by planting seeds indoors
- Build a fort using blankets
- Make colorful slime out of Elmer’s glue and borax
- Learn a language on Duolingo
- Take the “try not to laugh challenge” on YouTube
- Do a family puzzle
- Have a family reading hour
- Watch a streaming movie
- Enjoy as actor, Josh Gad (voice of Olaf in Frozen), reads to storybooks to the kids on Twitter
- Do an arts and craft project
Explore Your Neighborhood
- Take a walk
- Take a hike in an area where there aren’t a lot of people
- Try to discover and write down all of the plants and animals in your neighborhood
- Play yard games like spikeball, badmitton or Boche ball
- Play catch
Explore the world online.
While it’s great to explore museums and parks in-persons, it’s not always an option. That is why many of these institutions provide virtual tours or adventures you can enjoy online.
Tour International Museums (Virtually)
- The Palace Museum in China
- Hallwyl Museum in Stockholm
- Byzantine and Christian Virtual Museum
- The Louvre in Paris
- The Hermitage in Russia
- Westminster Abbey in London
- The Science Museum in London
Explore American History
- National Museum of Natural History
- The Frick in Pittsburgh
- Cranbrook Art Museum in Michigan
- American Battlefield Trust
- Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
- George Washington’s Mount Vernon
What is your family doing to connect while you are at home?
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